Michigan slides in both polls after loss to MSU
Written by Matt Pargoff   

It should come as no surprise that the Wolverines paid a toll in the rankings for their loss to in-state rival Michigan State. Michigan dropped nine spots in each poll, coming in at No. 16 in the Amway Coaches Poll and No. 17 in the Associated Press.

Others in the Big Ten fared better, benefitting both from Michigan’s loss and Oklahoma’s defeat at the hands of Iowa State.

Penn State rose one spot to No. 3 in both polls, while Wisconsin and Ohio State topped out at No. 6 and 8 respectively according to the coaches, each landing one spot lower in the Associated Press Poll. Michigan State jumped up from being unranked to No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 22 in the Coaches Poll.

USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Alabama (57) 6-0 1617 1
2 Clemson (8) 6-0 1568 2
3 Penn State 6-0 1454 4
4 Washington 6-0 1404 5
5 Georgia 6-0 1380 6
6 Wisconsin 5-0 1243 8
7 Texas Christian 5-0 1229 10
8 Ohio State 5-1 1146 9
9 Washington State 6-0 1117 11
10 Miami 4-0 1003 12
11 Auburn 5-1 941 13
12 Oklahoma 4-1 919 3
13 Southern California 5-1 818 15
14 Oklahoma State 4-1 788 14
15 South Florida 5-0 622 16
16 Michigan 4-1 612 7
17 Virginia Tech 5-1 599 19
18 San Diego State 6-0 516 21
19 Notre Dame 5-1 498 22
20 NC State 5-1 455 24
21 Central Florida 4-0 273 25
22 Michigan State 4-1 261 36
23 Utah 4-1 122 18
24 Navy 5-0 110 29
25 Stanford 4-2 107 31
Others Receiving Votes: Louisville 85; Georgia Tech 47; Kentucky 41; Texas Tech 29; West Virginia 29; Florida 23; Texas A&M 14; Troy 10; LSU 9; Memphis 9; Virginia 5; Wake Forest 5; Iowa State 4; Iowa 3; Mississippi State 3; South Carolina 3; Texas 2; Colorado State 2.

 

Associated Press Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Alabama (43) 6-0 1507 1
2 Clemson (18) 6-0 1481 2
3 Penn State 6-0 1370 4
4 Georgia 6-0 1327 7
5 Washington 5-0 1284 6
6 Texas Christian 5-0 1192 9
7 Wisconsin 5-0 1051 10
8 Washington State 6-0 1094 16
9 Ohio State 5-1 1051 11
10 Auburn 5-1 914 13
11 Miami 4-0 908 14
12 Oklahoma 4-1 851 3
13 Southern California 5-1 795 5
14 Oklahoma State 4-1 712 15
15 Virginia Tech 5-1 617 12
16 Notre Dame 5-1 583 22
17 Michigan 4-1 524 8
18 South Florida 5-0 482 18
19 San Diego State 6-0 465 19
20 NC State 5-1 421 NR
21 Michigan State 4-1 416 NR
22 Central Florida 4-0 274 NR
23 Stanford 4-2 109 19
24 Texas Tech 4-1 105 NR
25 Navy 5-0 74 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Georgia Tech 39, West Virginia 26, Louisville 25, Utah 17, Florida 9, Louisiana State 9, Kentucky 6, Iowa State 5, Texas A&M 4, Memphis 2

 

 
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