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Michigan, after just getting past Northwestern 20-17, dropped one spot to No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press college football poll, released Sunday.

Meanwhile, Michigan State, which thumped Central Michigan, 31-20, improved one spot to No. 20 in the AP poll.

In the Amway coaches’ poll, Michigan and Michigan State both fell one spot – UM to No. 16 and MSU to No. 19.

The Wolverines (4-1) next play Maryland at home on Saturday (noon, ABC).

The Spartans (3-1) are home against Northwestern on Saturday (noon, FS1).

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After winning top-10 matchups, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame rose to No. 6 in the AP poll.

No. 1 Alabama and Georgia maintained the top two spots, the Crimson Tide receiving 58 first-place votes.

Ohio State moved past Clemson after rallying in the fourth quarter at Penn State. Clemson slipped to No. 4 after a close victory at home against Syracuse. The Buckeyes and Tigers each received a first-place vote.

LSU held steady at No. 5 and Notre Dame moved up two spots after beating Stanford. Oklahoma fell to No. 7 and No. 9 West Virginia returned to the top 10 for the first time since 2012, when it reached No. 5 early in the season. Washington also moved into the top 10 after routing BYU.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

 

REC

PTS

PVS

1. Alabama (58)

5-0

1497

1

2. Georgia

5-0

1405

2

3. Ohio State (1)

5-0

1395

4

4. Clemson (1)

5-0

1278

3

5. LSU

5-0

1233

5

6. Notre Dame

5-0

1216

8

7. Oklahoma

5-0

1193

6

8. Auburn

4-1

1002

10

9. West Virginia

4-0

998

12

10. Washington

4-1

978

11

11. Penn State

4-1

920

9

12. UCF

4-0

759

13

13. Kentucky

5-0

707

17

14. Stanford

4-1

700

7

15. Michigan

4-1

687

14

16. Wisconsin

3-1

642

15

17. Miami

4-1

600

16

18. Oregon

4-1

462

19

19. Texas

4-1

403

18

20. Michigan State

3-1

281

21

21. Colorado

4-0

225

NR

22. Florida

4-1

210

NR

23. NC State

4-0

118

NR

24. Virginia Tech

3-1

89

NR

25. Oklahoma State

4-1

88

NR

Others receiving votes: Boise State 86, South Florida 83, Syracuse 74, Cincinnati 35, Iowa 34, Texas A&M 31, Washington State 14, TCU 13, California 10, Maryland 10, Missouri 8, Mississippi State 3, Boston College 3, BYU 3, Arizona State 2, Appalachian State 2, Duke 1, Hawaii 1, San Diego State 1.

Coaches poll

 

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Alabama (61)

5-0

1597

1

2. Georgia

5-0

1490

3

3. Ohio State (1)

5-0

1467

4

4. Clemson (2)

5-0

1417

2

5. Oklahoma

5-0

1313

5

6. LSU

5-0

1285

6

7. Notre Dame

5-0

1246

8

8. West Virginia

4-0

1055

12

9. Auburn

4-1

1049

10

10. Washington

4-1

1027

11

11. Penn State

4-1

1002

9

12. Wisconsin

3-1

797

13

13. UCF

4-0

763

14

14. Stanford

4-1

753

7

15. Kentucky

5-0

690

17

16. Michigan

4-1

627

15

17. Miami

4-1

587

16

18. Oregon

4-1

453

20

19. Michigan State

3-1

376

18

20. Texas

4-1

342

22

21. Oklahoma State

4-1

255

21

22. Colorado

4-0

170

NR

23. Virginia Tech

3-1

167

24

24. Boise State

3-1

160

25

25. N.C. State

4-0

121

NR

Others receiving votes: South Florida 109, Florida 105, Syracuse 48, Washington State 43, Cincinnati 42, TCU 40, Appalachian State 34, Texas A&M 31, Iowa 23, Missouri 21, Maryland 14, Mississippi State 13, Southern Cal 10, Boston College 9, San Diego State 9, Arizona State 8, South Carolina 6, California 5, Duke 5, Troy 5, Army 4, BYU 4, Louisiana Tech 2, Fresno State 1.

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