Ohio State 10: Week 4 power rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Another victory.

Another entry for the highlight reel.

And another week on top of the Ohio State power rankings.

Braxton Miller didn't put up the kind of numbers that had put him in the Heisman conversation through the first three games, but the sophomore quarterback again proved in the fourth how invaluable he is to the Buckeyes by delivering big plays seemingly every time they needed them in a 29-15 win over UAB.

A tougher test is coming for him and the spread offense now that Big Ten play has arrived -- and if his numbers pick up again during a trip to Michigan State, he'll be right back in the national conversation.

Until then, his spot in the Ohio State 10 remains safe.

No. 1: QB Braxton Miller

  • Last week: No. 1

  • Against UAB: Whether it was by design or not, Miller's workload was light in the running game against the Blazers. But when the Buckeyes needed a spark from him there, he provided it with an electrifying carry up the middle that featured a spin move and a dive between tacklers over the goal line. He added a second touchdown later on, as well as an easy 2-point conversation to complement 143 yards passing.