UC receiving votes, OSU top 5 in first AP Poll

Bearcats and Buckeyes meet in week two

UC receiving votes, OSU top 5 in first AP Poll
Even though the Bearcats had one of their best seasons last season, they did not make the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll. According to the poll, OSU is one of the top 5. (Source: WXIX)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Despite coming off one of the best seasons in school history and returning several key players, the UC football team did not crack the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll.

The Bearcats, who won 11 games and the Military Bowl last season, are in the receiving votes category -- ranking them 34th in the country.

(Source: WXIX)

The Bearcats’ return breakout quarterback Desmond Ridder, record-setting running back Mike Warren and key defensive players from a team who ranked No. 24 in the final AP poll last season.

Ohio State will start the year ranked No. 5 -- the Buckeyes’ same ranking as the coaches’ poll.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields drops back to pass during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields drops back to pass during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Source: Jay LaPrete)

The Buckeyes also announced Justin Fields as the starting quarterback. Fields, a transfer from Georgia, was the second-highest ranked quarterback in his recruiting class.

Ohio State and UC will meet in Columbus in week two.

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