COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Throw those preseason rankings out the window.
Now that there's an actual game out of the way, there's actually something tangible to break down.
So while the Impact Countdown that wrapped up before Ohio State pasted Miami (Ohio) 56-10 on Saturday will still factor somewhat in the considerations moving forward, the new weekly power ranking for individuals will make its debut relying more on what's happened on the field.
That's going to be the case after every game from here on out, so there figures to be plenty of movement throughout the season among the biggest, most important contributors for the Buckeyes. But at least at the top, there's no change after the first game.
No. 1: QB Braxton Miller
Preseason rank: No. 1
Last week: The sophomore lived up to the preseason expectations by setting a school record for single-game rushing with 161 yards while throwing for 207 with a pair of touchdowns. Miller also did all that in less than three quarters of work, offering evidence to confirm the spread offense might be tailored just for him.