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Fresh off its 45-20 victory over SMU, Michigan’s spot in this week’s Associated Press college football poll remained unchanged at No. 19.

The new poll was released Sunday.

Michigan State, which did not play, improved one spot to No. 24.

The Wolverines (2-1) return to action Saturday at noon in their Big Ten opener, at home against Nebraska.

The Spartans (1-1) also play their Big Ten opener this Saturday, at Indiana at 7:30 p.m.

More: Wojo: Michigan will get its shot in a battered Big Ten

LSU surged to No. 6 after its second victory of September against a highly-ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team.

Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1, receiving a season-high 58 first-place votes from the media panel. Clemson slipped out of the No. 2 spot for the first time this season. Georgia moved up a spot to second behind the Crimson Tide, giving the SEC the top two teams in the ranking. Clemson is third with three first-place votes, followed by No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Oklahoma.

LSU has now gone from No. 25 to start the season to No. 6 in three weeks.

The Tigers beat Miami, the preseason No. 8, in Week 1 in Arlington, Texas, and then knocked off Auburn on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn slipped from No. 7 to No. 9.

Wisconsin’s loss to BYU was Saturday’s most surprising result. The Badgers were three-touchdown favorites but missed a last-second field goal to tie and lost 24-21 in Madison. The Big Ten had five teams in the top 14 to begin the seasons and three (Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin) have already lost.

BYU’s reward was being ranked No. 25.

In the Amway coaches' poll, Michigan is No. 21 and Michigan State is No. 23.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

 

REC

PTS

PVS

1. Alabama (58)

3-0

1521

1

2. Georgia

3-0

1416

3

3. Clemson (3)

3-0

1405

2

4. Ohio State

3-0

1357

4

5. Oklahoma

3-0

1283

5

6. LSU

3-0

1241

12

7. Stanford

3-0

1055

9

8. Notre Dame

3-0

1034

8

9. Auburn

2-1

958

7

10. Washington

2-1

947

10

10. Penn State

3-0

947

11

12. West Virginia

2-0

841

14

13. Virginia Tech

2-0

816

13

14. Mississippi State

3-0

790

16

15. Oklahoma State

3-0

587

24

16. UCF

2-0

556

18

17. TCU

2-1

502

15

18. Wisconsin

2-1

486

6

19. Michigan

2-1

448

19

20. Oregon

3-0

399

20

21. Miami

2-1

362

21

22. Texas A&M

2-1

193

NR

23. Boston College

3-0

130

NR

24. Michigan State

1-1

86

25

25. BYU

2-1

75

NR


Others receiving votes: Iowa 64, Boise State 62, Duke 61, Colorado 49, California 40, Kentucky 38, South Florida 14, Texas 12, NC State 10, Arizona State 9, Missouri 8, Utah 6, San Diego State 5, North Texas 4, South Carolina 4, Washington State 2, Syracuse 2.

 

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