No. 1 Buckeyes gear up for tough trip

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The pressure is mounting on No. 1 Ohio State - just as the schedule starts to get tougher.

Not only are the Buckeyes carrying the weight of being the nation's top-ranked team, but now they must live up to it against a stout opponent (No. 18 Wisconsin) in a particularly difficult place (Camp Randall Stadium) before a wildly partisan capacity crowd on Saturday night on national television.

Playing as the poll-leader is nothing new at Ohio State. In the history of the AP poll, the Buckeyes have held the top spot 94 times. Only Oklahoma (97) and Notre Dame (95) have done so more. According to Ohio State, the Buckeyes 66-11-1 when ranked No. 1 in the AP or coaches' poll.

This will be the ninth time that Wisconsin has hosted a No. 1 team.

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