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Michigan, which was idle this week, maintained its No. 5 ranking Sunday in both the Associated Press college football poll and the Amway coaches’ poll. 

In the coaches' poll, however, Michigan is tied with Georgia as both received 1,295 points.

The top six teams are No. 1 Alabama, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU, and then Michigan and Georgia.

The top six are the same in the AP poll.

Michigan State, which defeated Purdue 23-13, earned 51 points in the AP poll and 48 in the coaches' but is still outside the top 25.

The Wolverines (7-1 overall, 5-0 Big Ten) return to action this Saturday with a 3:45 p.m. home game against Penn State.

The Spartans (5-3, 3-2) travel to Maryland for a noon game this Saturday.

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The back end of the AP Top 25 was overhauled after nine of the 11 teams ranked Nos. 15-25 lost. Seven teams going from unranked to ranked is the most since the AP poll expanded to 25 in 1989. Eleven ranked teams overall losing is the most since the weekend of Nov. 26, 2016. And eight ranked teams losing to unranked teams is also a record for the Top 25 era.

The College Football Playoff selection committee releases its first ranking of the season on Tuesday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

1. Alabama (60 first-place votes), 8-0 record, 1,500 points (last week: 1)

2. Clemson, 8-0, 1,433 (2)

3. Notre Dame, 8-0, 1,374 (3)

4. LSU, 7-1, 1,317 (4)

5. Michigan, 7-1, 1,240 (5)

6. Georgia, 7-1, 1,202 (7)

7. Oklahoma, 7-1, 1,132 (8)

8. Ohio State, 7-1, 1,022 (11)

9. UCF, 7-0, 1,014 (10)

10. Washington State, 7-1, 938 (14)

11. Kentucky, 7-1, 905 (12)

12. West Virginia, 6-1, 891 (13)

13. Florida, 6-2, 734 (9)

14. Penn State, 6-2, 733 (17)

15. Texas, 6-2, 719 (6)

16. Utah, 6-2, 593 (23)

17. Houston, 7-1, 403 (NR)

18. Utah State, 7-1, 340 (NR)

19. Iowa, 6-2, 323 (18)

20. Fresno State, 7-1, 261 (NR)

21. Mississippi State, 5-3, 204 (NR)

22. Syracuse, 6-2, 192 (NR)

23. Virginia, 6-2, 175 (NR)

24. Boston College, 6-2, 169 (NR)

25. Texas A&M, 5-3, 132 (16)

Others receiving votes: Washington 120, Northwestern 86, Georgia Southern 62, Michigan State 51, Cincinnati 45, Iowa State 42, South Florida 29, Stanford 26, Oklahoma State 24, UAB 17, Oregon 13, Wisconsin 12, Auburn 7, San Diego State 6, Army 6, N.C. State 5, California 2, Buffalo 1.

AMWAY COACHES' POLL

1. Alabama (62 first-place votes), 8-0 record, 1,598 points (last week: 1)

2. Clemson (2 first-place votes), 8-0, 1,537 (2)

3. Notre Dame, 8-0, 1,458 (3)

4. LSU, 7-1, 1,403 (4)

T5. Michigan, 7-1, 1,295 (5)

T5. Georgia, 7-1, 1,295 (6)

7. Oklahoma, 7-1, 1,190 (8)

8. Ohio State, 7-1, 1,096 (9)

9. Central Florida, 7-0, 1,082 (10)

10. West Virginia, 6-1, 992 (12)

11. Washington State, 7-1, 962 (15)

12. Kentucky, 7-1, 932 (14)

13. Penn State, 6-2, 791 (16)

14. Florida, 6-2, 743 (11)

15. Texas, 6-2, 721 (7)

16. Utah, 6-2, 620 (24)

17. Houston, 7-1, 380 (NR)

18. Iowa, 6-2, 356 (18)

19. Washington, 6-3, 285 (13)

20. Utah State, 7-1, 281 (NR)

21. Mississippi State, 5-3, 226 (NR)

22. Virginia, 6-2, 207 (NR)

23. Fresno State, 7-1, 191 (NR)

24. Syracuse, 6-2, 183 (NR)

25. Boston College, 6-2, 171 (NR)

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 167; Cincinnati 116; South Florida 87; Michigan State 48; Wisconsin 41; N.C. State 40; Northwestern 40; Miami 38; Georgia Southern 32; Oklahoma State 31; Alabama-Birmingham 24; Stanford 21; Auburn 21; Oregon 20; San Diego State 16; Buffalo 14; Army 13; South Carolina 11; Iowa State 6; Florida International 6; Virginia Tech 5; Pittsburgh 3; Duke 3; Boise State 2.

 

 

  

 

 

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