After Tennessee shocked the college football world by upsetting Alabama 52-49 last week, there are only nine Power Five teams who remain undefeated this season.
Among these nine teams, eight are ranked inside the top ten of the most recent Associated Press Top 25.
While there has been some debate over who should hold the top spot, Kirk Herbstreit believes Ohio State has shown the most consistency among the undefeated bunch and currently has the Buckeyes at number one in his rankings.
Herbstreit said the following to justify placing the Buckeyes in the top spot:
"Well, I think based on consistency — not necessarily who they have played — I put Ohio State up at No. 1 because the way C.J. Stroud and those receivers have played and executed, not to mention their balanced attack with that run game," Herbstreit said Wednesday while making his rankings. "That's without Jaxon Smith-Njigba. So they've been incredible. I think Jim Knowles' defense seems to be getting better and better. But again, we're not going to know how good they are until down the road."
The Buckeyes are led by quarterback C.J. Stroud, who's thrown 24 passing touchdowns to only three interceptions in 2022. It is noteworthy to mention that Stroud has thrown an interception in each of his last three games, all coming against Big Ten opponents.
Ohio State is hitting the back-end of their schedule and has two potential top-25 matchups looming with Penn State and Michigan.
Michigan, who just beat previously undefeated Penn State last week, is ranked fourth in both the AP poll and Herbstreit's rankings.
After a bye last week, the Buckeyes will take on a stingy Iowa defense this Saturday.