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Ohio State Ranked 7th in Big Ten Power Rankings by Athlon Sports

Every year, one of the first publications I look for on news stands is the Athlon Sports college football preview, and this year is no different from others—they are on top of their game covering college football.

They have a week four Big Ten Power Ranking poll out, which you can find right here, and you’ll see that the Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked 7th in the conference as of week four.

Here is there analysis of the Buckeyes thus far:

7. Ohio State (3-1) – True freshman Braxton Miller, the nation’s No. 2 ranked Class of 2011 quarterback, played poised football in his first career start. He threw two touchdown passes to Devin Smith, ran for 83 yards on 17 carries, didn’t turn the ball over and directed the Buckeye offense to a 37-17 win over Colorado. Tailbacks Jordan Hall and Carlos Hyde got in on the action as well as Ohio State rushed for 226 yards on 47 attempts. It was a key weekend of experience for Miller as OSU rebounded from its debacle in Coral Gables last weekend and is now preppped for fellow 2011 Big Ten co-champs Michigan State to come to town this weekend.

The Buckeyes’ game against Michigan State should be one of the top matchups in the Big Ten this weekend.

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