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Michigan moved up three spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press college football poll on Sunday following the Wolverines’ 42-21 triumph over Maryland on Saturday.

Michigan State, which was upset at home by Northwestern, 29-19, fell out of the rankings. The Spartans had been ranked No. 20.

In the Amway coaches’ poll, Michigan improved to No. 13 from No. 16. MSU, which had been 19th, fell out of the rankings.

The Wolverines (5-1) return to action Saturday night at home against Wisconsin at 7:30.  The Spartans (3-2) travel to Penn State, also Saturday, for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the SEC placed a season-high eight teams in the AP poll.

After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout the poll, except in the first four spots.

Alabama stayed No. 1, with 59 first-place votes, and Georgia remained No. 2. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Clemson each received a first-place vote from the media panel.

Notre Dame reached a season-high fifth after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Texas jumped 10 spots to No. 9 after beating Oklahoma. The Longhorns are in the top 10 for the first time since Sept. 19, 2010, when they reached No. 7.

No. 10 UCF has never been ranked higher during the regular season. The Knights, who have the nation’s longest winning streak at 18 games, finished last season unbeaten and at No. 6.

The SEC’s eight teams are the most by a conference since the SEC had eight on Oct. 16, 2016. The record for most teams in the AP Top 25 for one conference is 10 by the SEC on Sept. 8, 2015.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

 

REC

PTS

PVS

1. Alabama (59)

6-0

1522

1

2. Georgia

6-0

1426

2

3. Ohio State (1)

6-0

1420

3

4. Clemson (1)

6-0

1331

4

5. Notre Dame

6-0

1315

6

6. West Virginia

5-0

1174

9

7. Washington

5-1

1098

10

8. Penn State

4-1

1097

11

9. Texas

5-1

956

19

10. UCF

5-0

917

12

11. Oklahoma

5-1

879

7

12. Michigan

5-1

875

15

13. LSU

5-1

794

5

14. Florida

5-1

719

22

15. Wisconsin

4-1

710

16

16. Miami

5-1

591

17

17. Oregon

4-1

505

18

18. Kentucky

5-1

485

13

19. Colorado

5-0

419

21

20. NC State

5-0

342

23

21. Auburn

4-2

335

8

22. Texas A&M

4-2

257

NR

23. South Florida

5-0

144

NR

24. Mississippi State

4-2

136

NR

25. Cincinnati

6-0

114

NR

Others receiving votes: Iowa 87, Stanford 59, Washington State 46, San Diego State 24, TCU 20, Appalachian State 11, Utah 9, Utah 5, South Carolina 2, Hawaii 1.

AMWAY COACHES' POLL

 

REC

PTS

PVS

1. Alabama (61)

6-0

1597

1

2. Georgia

6-0

1496

2

3. Ohio State (1)

6-0

1476

3

4. Clemson (2)

6-0

1433

4

5. Notre Dame

6-0

1348

7

6. West Virginia

5-0

1249

8

7. Washington

5-1

1148

10

8. Penn State

4-1

1136

11

9. Central Florida

5-0

932

13

10. Wisconsin

4-1

916

12

11. Oklahoma

5-1

903

5

12. LSU

5-1

858

6

13. Michigan

5-1

846

16

14. Texas

5-1

833

20

15. Miami 

5-1

657

17

16. Florida

5-1

633

NR

17. Oregon

4-1

558

18

18. Colorado

5-0

513

22

19. NC State

5-0

413

25

20. Kentucky

5-1

381

15

21. Auburn

4-2

357

9

22. Texas A&M

4-2

205

NR

23. South Florida

5-0

185

NR

24. Stanford

4-2

156

14

25. Cincinnati

6-0

133

NR

Others receiving votes: Washington State 113, Iowa 89, Mississippi State 67, Appalachian State 38, TCU 33, San Diego State 25, Utah 12, Utah State 11, South Carolina 10, Duke 8, Troy 8, Boise State 6, Hawaii 6, Syracuse 6, Virginia Tech 2, Alabama-Birmingham 1, Army 1, Fresno State 1, Michigan State 1.

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