Ohio State 10: Week 2 power rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The sample size is still small, so the possibility for wild swings exists early in the season.

But there's only stability at the top of the Ohio State power rankings after two games.

It hasn't taken a rocket scientist to figure out who was the star in the opener and the 31-16 win the Buckeyes picked up on Saturday over UCF. The rest of the top 10, though, continues to offer plenty of room for movement as Ohio State prepares for another nonconference date with Cal at home this weekend.

Who will make a move then? That's a topic for later in the week -- Monday is all about the evidence that is already available for examination in the power rankings.

No. 1: QB Braxton Miller

  • Last week: No. 1

  • Against UCF: Running low on tailbacks, the Buckeyes simply turned the ground game over to the sophomore and trusted him to get it done. After 27 carries, 141 yards and three touchdowns, that mission was accomplished. He wasn't bad as a passer, either, completing 18 of 24 attempts for 155 yards with a score.