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Michigan moved up one spot to third in this week’s Associated Press college football poll following a 20-10 victory over Indiana.

The Wolverines (10-1) close the regular season this Saturday at Ohio State (10-1).

The Buckeyes kept their No. 2 spot in the poll behind Alabama, despite a one-point victory over Michigan State.

So it will be No. 2 vs. No. 3 for “The Game” this Saturday when the Wolverines travel to Columbus.

The 113th meeting of Michigan and Ohio State will mark the 11th time the rivals will both be ranked in the top five and the first since 2006, when they had their only 1-2 matchup. The Buckeyes won that game 42-39 in Columbus to earn a spot in the BCS title game.

Clemson improved one spot to No. 4 and Wisconsin was fifth, giving the Big Ten three teams in the top five for the first time since Nov. 7, 1960, when Minnesota was No. 1, Ohio State was No. 3 and Iowa was No. 5.

In the Amway coaches’ poll, Michigan remained fourth and Clemson jumped into the No. 3 spot last week occupied by Louisville, which lost to Houston. Washington is No. 5 and Wisconsin is the highest two-loss team at No. 6.

Western Michigan, which crushed Buffalo 38-0 to go 11-0, remained No. 14 in the AP poll and improved three spots to No. 18 in the coaches' poll.

AP poll notables

* Alabama’s Nick Saban won his 41st game while coaching a No. 1 team, passing Ohio State’s Woody Hayes and Florida State’s Bobby Bowden for the most victories with a top-ranked squad. Alabama beat Chattanooga, 31-3.

* Houston began the season ranked No. 15 and made its way to No. 6 as it started 5-0. Losses to Navy and SMU knocked the Cougars from the rankings, but they surged back in after beating the Louisville 36-10 at home.

* No. 13 Florida moved up eight spots after narrowly slipping past LSU with a late goal-line stand.

* No. 9 Colorado, No. 10 Oklahoma State and No. 12 USC all moved up three spots.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

1. Alabama, 11-0

2. Ohio State, 10-1

3. Michigan, 10-1

4. Clemson, 10-1

5. Wisconsin, 9-2

6. Washington, 10-1

7. Oklahoma, 9-2

8. Penn State, 9-2

9. Colorado, 9-2

10. Oklahoma State, 9-2

11. Louisville, 9-2

12. USC, 8-3

13. Florida, 8-2

14. Western Michigan, 11-0

15. Florida State, 8-3

16. Auburn, 8-3

17. Nebraska, 9-2

18. Houston, 9-2

19. West Virginia, 8-2

20. Boise State, 10-1

21. Utah, 8-3

22. Texas A&M, 8-3

23. Washington State, 8-3

24. Tennessee, 8-3

25. LSU, 6-4

Others receiving votes: Stanford 81, Virginia Tech 77, Navy 62, North Carolina 55, Pittsburgh 24, South Florida 24, Arkansas 10, Iowa 7, Troy 6, Minnesota 5, Temple 1, Wyoming 1.

AMWAY COACHES' POLL

1. Alabama, 11-0

2. Ohio State, 10-1

3. Clemson, 10-1

4. Michigan, 10-1

5. Washington, 10-1

6. Wisconsin, 9-2

7. Oklahoma, 9-2

8. Penn State, 9-2

9. Colorado, 9-2

10. Oklahoma State, 9-2

11. Louisville, 9-2

12. Southern California, 8-3

13. Florida, 8-2

14. Florida State, 8-3

15. Nebraska, 9-2

16. Auburn, 8-3

17. West Virginia, 8-2

18. Western Michigan, 11-0

19. Boise State, 10-1

20. Utah, 8-3

21. Houston, 9-2

22. Texas A&M, 8-3

23. Washington State, 8-3

24. Tennessee, 8-3

25. North Carolina, 8-3

Dropped out: No. 14 LSU, No. 25 San Diego State

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 101, Stanford 96, LSU 90, Navy 82, South Florida 46, Minnesota 11, Arkansas 10, Pittsburgh 8, San Diego State 7, Wyoming 6, Tulsa 1, Iowa 1, Miami (Fla.) 1.

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