COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Ohio State football entered the season as one of college football’s top teams, as well as one surrounded by intrigue and controversy. It isn’t a huge surprise that the television ratings reflect the interest in the Buckeyes.Saturday night’s comeback win at Penn State wound up with over 9 million viewers, making it the most-watched game of this young season.The game it passed also featured Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ took a trip down to Texas for a neutral site game with TCU in Week 3, coming out on top against Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs.ESPN’s Darren Rovell revealed the 10 most-watched college football games of the season thus far.Ohio State football is one of five programs to appear more than once on the list.That group also features Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Texas A&M, all SEC squads. 15 teams are represented in total.Top Ten Most Watched College Football Games This Season. pic.twitter.com/ibiH8bLE6Q— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 2, 2018Notre Dame at Virginia Tech is probably the top contender from this weekend’s prime time slate to break into this list. Suddenly-hot Texas also has its rivalry with Oklahoma which should do big numbers at noon.With the win over Penn State, Ohio State is now firmly entrenched as the favorite to win the Big Ten East, and among the top College Football Playoff contenders.Throw in the ongoing controversy surrounding Urban Meyer, and the Heisman candidacy of Dwayne Haskins, and the Buckeyes will have plenty of eyeballs on them all year.