Poll drop: Michigan falls to No. 18 in AP, No. 17 in USA Today after MSU loss
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
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The Michigan football team took plenty of hits during its first loss of the season Saturday.
Following a 28-14 loss at Michigan State, Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) now finds itself No. 18 in the AP poll, and No. 17 in the coaches poll.
With the win, Michigan State rose to No. 15 in the AP poll, up from No. 23 a week prior. The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) are now No. 13 in the coaches poll.
Wisconsin leads all Big Ten teams in the AP poll with a No. 4 ranking. Nebraska (No. 13) and Illinois (No. 23) also cracked the AP Top 25 this week. Penn State sits at No. 22 in the coaches poll.
The top 10 teams in the AP rankings remained the same after a weekend filled with blowouts. No. 1 LSU received 41 first-place votes, No. 2 Alabama had 11 and No. 3 Oklahoma got six. The rest of the top 10 was Wisconsin, Boise State (one first-place vote), Oklahoma State, Stanford, Clemson, Oregon and Arkansas.
Oklahoma retained the top spot in the coaches poll with LSU, Alabama, Wisconsin and Stanford finished out the top five.