Michigan moves up to No. 15 in BCS standings; No. 13 in major polls
Michigan's rise coincided with two other Big Ten teams' fall. In all three rankings, the Wolverines leapfrogged both Michigan State and Wisconsin.
Michigan State (6-2), which lost 24-3 at Nebraska on Saturday, dropped six spots to No. 17 in the BCS standings, from ninth to 15th in the AP poll and from 10th to 16th in the USA Today poll.
Similarly, 6-2 Wisconsin -- upset 33-29 by Ohio State -- fell from No. 15 to No. 20 in the BCS standings, from 12th to 19th in the AP poll and from 11th to 17th in the USA Today poll.
The other Big Ten teams mentioned in this week's rankings include 7-1 Nebraska (No. 10 BCS, No. 9 AP, No. 9 USA Today) and 8-1 Penn State (No. 16 BCS, No. 16 AP, No. 15 USA Today).
The top five teams in BCS standings and the AP poll are identical: 1. LSU, 2. Alabama, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Stanford and 5. Boise State. In the USA Today poll, Stanford is No. 3 and Oklahoma State is No. 4.
LSU plays at Alabama at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Losses by Clemson and Kansas State leave six undefeated teams in major college football — the top five and No. 14 Houston.