Published Sun, Oct 14, 2012 12:05 pm Dateline
Updated Sun, Oct 14, 2012 12:21 pm
The Ohio Bobcats are ranked 25th in the nation in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. The poll was released today.
The Bobcats' 25th ranking marks the first time Ohio has been in the AP Top 25 since 1968, which is the last time Ohio was 7-0.
Ohio earned the ranking after defeating the Akron Zips 34-28 to become 7-0 on the season. Losses by South Carolina, West Virginia, Texas, Stanford and Louisiana Tech may have combined to free up some space in the poll for Ohio.
Ohio running back Ryan Boykin admitted that the players were thinking about the ranking after the Akron game.
"I think it's in the back of our mind a little bit ... It wouldn't hurt to be ranked," said a smiling Boykin.
The first BCS rankings of the season will be released tonight as well.
Ohio has a bye next week, the Bobcats' next game is Oct. 27 in Oxford, Ohio against the rival Miami Redhawks.