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Michigan’s 52-0 win over Rutgers resulted in a slight improvement in the college football polls, released Sunday.

The Wolverines (3-1) are ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press poll and No. 18 in the Amway coaches' poll. They were ranked No. 20 last week in both polls.

Michigan State improved to 4-1 with a 40-31 win over Indiana and moved back into the Top 25 in the coaches’ poll at No. 23. The Spartans were No. 25 in last week’s AP poll and remained there this week, tied with Texas A&M.

There was a change at the top of both polls -- Alabama jumping over Clemson and into the No. 1 spot.

Alabama received 29 of 61 first-place votes from the AP media panel as the Tigers’ were hurt by their one-point victory at North Carolina.

Clemson slipped to No. 2 and received 18 first-place votes.

The last time a No. 1 team won and dropped was Ohio State on Nov. 7, 2015, after the Buckeyes beat Minnesota 28-14 at home. 

No. 3 Georgia received four first-place votes. Ohio State moved up to No. 4 and received seven first-place votes. LSU was No. 5 and Oklahoma sixth. No. 7 Auburn received three first-place votes.

Associated Press poll

1. Alabama, 5-0 record, 1478 points (last week: 2)

2. Clemson, 5-0, 1426 (1)

3. Georgia, 4-0, 1375 (3)

4. Ohio State, 5-0, 1324 (5)

5. LSU, 4-0, 1322 (4)

6. Oklahoma, 4-0, 1264 (6)

7. Auburn, 5-0, 1186 (7)

8. Wisconsin, 4-0, 1046 (8)

9. Notre Dame, 3-1, 996 (10)

10. Florida, 5-0, 986 (9)

11. Texas, 3-1, 919 (11)

12. Penn State, 4-0, 878 (12)

13. Oregon, 3-1, 817 (13)

14. Iowa, 4-0, 731 (14)

15. Washington, 4-1, 603 (17)

16. Boise State, 4-0, 559 (16)

17. Utah, 4-1, 534 (19)

18. UCF, 4-1, 352 (22)

19. Michigan, 3-1, 350 (20)

20. Arizona State, 4-1, 249 (NR)

21. Oklahoma State, 4-1, 215 (NR)

22. Wake Forest, 5-0, 190 (NR)

23. Virginia, 4-1, 186 (18)

24. SMU, 5-0, 151 (NR)

T25. Michigan State, 4-1, 147 (25)

T25. Texas A&M, 3-2, 147 (23)

First-place votes: Alabama 29, Clemson 18, Georgia 4, Ohio State 7, Auburn 3.

Others receiving votes: California 141, Memphis 71, Appalachian State 50, Army 44, Missouri 26, Baylor 19, Colorado 19, Minnesota 15, USC 7, Tulane 1, Kansas State 1.

Amway coaches' poll

1. Alabama, 5-0 record, 1562 points (last week: 2) 

2. Clemson, 5-0, 1526 (1) 

3. Georgia, 4-0, 1446 (3) 

4. Oklahoma, 4-0, 1373 (4)

5. Ohio State, 5-0, 1362 (6) 

6. LSU, 4-0, 1349 (5) 

7. Auburn, 5-0, 1198 (7) 

8. Florida, 5-0, 1100 (8) 

9. Wisconsin, 4-0, 1097 (9) 

10. Notre Dame, 3-1, 987 (10) 

11. Penn State, 4-0, 978 (11) 

12. Texas, 3-1, 912 (12) 

13. Oregon, 3-1, 813 (13) 

14. Iowa, 4-0, 790 (14) 

15. Boise State, 4-0, 621 (15) 

16. Washington, 4-1, 608 (17) 

17. Utah, 4-1, 532 (19) 

18. Michigan, 3-1, 417 (20) 

19. UCF, 4-1, 308 (23)

20. Wake Forest, 5-0, 279 (24) 

21. Texas A&M, 3-2, 251 (21) 

22. Virginia, 4-1, 202 (18) 

23. Michigan State, 4-1, 167 (NR)

24. Memphis, 4-0, 167 (NR) 

25. Oklahoma State, 4-1, 158 (NR) 

First-place votes: Alabama 29, Clemson 30, Georgia 1, Ohio State 4.

Others receiving votes: California 125, SMU 118, Arizona State 96, Army 47, Minnesota 34, Baylor 34, Appalachian State 28, Colorado 18, Duke 17, Tulane 16, Utah State 15, Kansas State 13, Hawaii 10, USC 9, TCU 6, Washington State 3, Mississippi State 3, Air Force 3, Wyoming 2.

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