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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Poll position: Buckeyes at No. 7 by AP

By Austin Ward

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The AP poll national championship talk took a backseat to simply surviving late on Saturday night.

But Ohio State held on for a wild, 52-49 win over Indiana at Memorial Stadium, and that moved the program one week closer to a perfect season.

It also nudged them one spot closer to the top of the polls when the AP rankings were released on Sunday afternoo. The Buckeyes climbed up to No. 7 in the nation and remain clearly the class of the Big Ten, according to the voters.

Only rival Michigan joined Ohio State on the inside of the top 25, though a handful of opponents are still appearing on ballots. Here's a look at how the Wolverines and the rest of those receiving votes fared over the weekend:


Penn State
Michigan State