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Angelique S. Chengelis, Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo discuss Michigan's win over Wisconsin and look ahead to the UM-MSU showdown. The Detroit News

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Michigan climbed to No. 6 from No. 12 in the Associated Press college football poll on Sunday on the strength of its 38-13 win over Wisconsin on Saturday night.

Michigan State, which fell out of the rankings last week after the loss to Northwestern, made it back into the rankings at No. 24 after the 21-17 upset win over Penn State.

In the Amway coaches' poll, Michigan climbed to No. 7 from No. 13 but Michigan State remained unranked.

The Wolverines (6-1) and Spartans (4-2) will meet in their annual rivalry game this Saturday at East Lansing (noon, Fox).

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After four of the top eight teams in the AP rankings lost Saturday, the poll has a new look behind No. 1 Alabama, with Ohio State reaching No. 2, LSU jumping back to No. 5 and Michigan moving into the top 10 for the first time this season.

The Crimson Tide received all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel, with Ohio State receiving the other. No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame also moved up a spot. LSU jumped eight after handing Georgia its first loss of the season. The Bulldogs slipped from No. 2 to No. 8.

Texas is up two spots to No. 7 after getting past Baylor and No. 9 Oklahoma moved back into the top 10 while it was idle.

Associated Press Top 25

1. Alabama (60 first-place votes), 7-0 record, 1,524 points (last week: 1)

2. Ohio State (1), 7-0, 1,457 (3)

3. Clemson, 6-0, 1,392 (4)

4. Notre Dame, 7-0, 1,355 (5)

5. LSU, 6-1, 1,244 (13)

6. Michigan, 6-1, 1,146 (12)

7. Texas, 6-1, 1,144 (9)

8. Georgia, 6-1, 1,085 (2)

9. Oklahoma, 5-1, 999 (11)

10. UCF, 6-0, 979 (10)

11. Florida, 6-1, 931 (14)

12. Oregon, 5-1, 917 (17)

13. West Virginia, 5-1, 700 (6)

14. Kentucky, 5-1, 678 (18)

15. Washington, 5-2, 640 (7)

16. NC State, 5-0, 592 (20)

17. Texas A&M, 5-2, 551 (22)

18. Penn State, 4-2, 523 (8)

19. Iowa, 5-1, 266 (NR)

20. Cincinnati, 6-0, 243 (25)

21. South Florida, 6-0, 242 (23)

22. Mississippi State, 4-2, 231 (24)

23. Wisconsin, 4-2, 226 (15)

24. Michigan State, 4-2, 199 (NR)

25. Washington State, 5-1, 136 (NR)

Others receiving votes: Stanford 71, San Diego State 53, Southern Cal 53, Appalachian State 51, Colorado 49, Utah State 38, Miami 38, Utah 33, Duke 17, Texas Tech 8, Fresno State 7, Houston 3, Maryland 2, Virginia 2.

Coaches' Top 25

1. Alabama (61 first-place votes), 7-0 record, 1,597 points (last week: 1)

2. Ohio State (1), 7-0, 1,518 (3)

3. Clemson (2), 6-0, 1,484 (4)

4. Notre Dame, 7-0, 1,408 (5)

5. LSU, 6-1, 1,303 (12)

6. Georgia, 6-1, 1,163 (2)

7. Michigan, 6-1, 1,149 (13)

8. Texas, 6-1, 1,138 (14)

9. Central Florida, 6-0, 1,034 (9)

10. Oklahoma, 5-1, 1,019 (11)

11. Oregon, 5-1, 927 (17)

12. Florida, 6-1, 918 (16)

13. West Virginia, 5-1, 768 (6)

14. Washington, 5-2, 682 (7)

15. North Carolina State, 5-0, 637 (19)

16. Penn State, 4-2, 604 (8)

17. Kentucky, 5-1, 589 (20)

18. Texas A&M, 5-2, 501 (22)

19. Wisconsin, 4-2, 399 (10)

20. South Florida, 6-0, 346 (23)

21. Cincinnati, 6-0, 248 (25)

22. Iowa, 5-1, 218 (NR)

23. Washington State, 5-1, 211 (NR)

24. Stanford, 4-2, 147 (24)

25. Colorado, 5-1, 141 (18)

Others receiving votes: Miami (Fla.) 124; Mississippi State 110; Michigan State 98; San Diego State 71; Duke 60; Appalachian State 55; Utah State 33; Utah 32; Southern California 25; Houston 7; Fresno State 6; South Carolina 5; Army 4; Auburn 4; Virginia 4; Iowa State 3; North Texas 3; Virginia Tech 3; Alabama-Birmingham 1; Boston College 1; Buffalo 1; Texas Tech.

 

 

 

 

 

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