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Michigan still No. 2 in AP college football poll

Detroit News
Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers celebrates after sacking Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke late in the fourth quarter.

Michigan, a 32-23 winner over Michigan State on Saturday, held on to its No. 2 ranking in this week's Associated Press college football poll.

The top four remained unchanged with No. 1 Alabama receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel. Michigan (8-0) again received one first-place vote.

Clemson is No. 3 and Washington is No. 4; both won road games against ranked teams on Saturday.

It is likely that when the first College Football Playoff rankings are announced on Tuesday night, the top four will mirror the AP rankings.

The Big 12 was left without a top-10 team after a weekend during which four unbeaten teams lost. West Virginia slipped to No. 14 after its first loss, to Oklahoma State. The Bears dropped to 13th after losing to Texas.

Western Michigan (8-0) moved to No. 17 from No. 20.

The Wolverines were also ranked No. 2 again in the Amway coaches' poll.

Charboneau's AP vote: Clemson still better than Michigan

AP POLL

1. Alabama

2. Michigan

3. Clemson

4. Washington

5. Louisville

6. Ohio State

7. Texas A&M

8. Wisconsin

9. Nebraska

10. Florida

11. Auburn

12. Oklahoma

13. Baylor

14. West Virginia

15. LSU

16. Utah

17. Western Michigan

18. North Carolina

19. Florida State

20. Penn State

21. Colorado

22. Oklahoma State

23. Virginia Tech

24. Boise State

25. Washington State

COACHES' POLL

1. Alabama

2. Michigan

3. Clemson

4. Washington

5. Louisville

6. Ohio State

7. Texas A&M

8. Wisconsin

9. Florida

10. Nebraska

11. Oklahoma

12. Auburn

13. Baylor

14. Louisiana State

15. West Virginia

16. Utah

17. North Carolina

18. Western Michigan

19. Florida State

20. Colorado

21. Virginia Tech

22. Oklahoma State

23. Penn State

24. Boise State

25. Washington State