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Michigan dropped two spots to No. 5 in this week's Associated Press college football poll, following the Wolverines’ 30-27 loss in double overtime to Ohio State.

The top eight: 1. Alabama, 2. Ohio State, 3. Clemson, 4. Washington, 5. Michigan, 6. Wisconsin, 7. Oklahoma, 8. Penn State.

The Wolverines have finished the regular season at 10-2 and likely out of the four-team College Football Playoff, which will be announced next Sunday. If the Wolverines do not make the playoff, they will learn their bowl destination, also next Sunday.

Western Michigan, 12-0 and headed to the MAC championship game Friday night against Ohio University, improved one spot to No. 13. The Broncos have a clear path to becoming the Group of Five representative in the Cotton Bowl.

AP poll notables

* South Florida and Pittsburgh were among six teams to enter the poll, matching a record for the Top 25 era. USF and Pitt are tied for No. 24. No. 17 Stanford, No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 20 Navy and No. 22 Iowa also entered the rankings. This is the fourth time six teams entered the rankings in one week since 1989, when the AP poll expanded to include 25 teams.

* Six in means six out, all after losing: Utah, Houston, Boise State, Texas A&M, Washington State and Tennessee.

* Eleven ranked teams lost during Thanksgiving weekend, five to unranked teams. That’s the most ranked teams to lose in a single week since Oct. 4, 2014.

* The SEC has only four ranked teams left, as every team other than Alabama could finish with at least four losses if the Crimson Tide beat Florida in the SEC title game.

Coaches' poll

In the Amway coaches' poll, Michigan dropped to No. 6 from No. 4. The top five are Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Washington and Wisconsin. Western Michigan rose to No. 14 from No. 18.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

1. Alabama, 12-0

2. Ohio State, 11-1

3. Clemson, 11-1

4. Washington, 11-1

5. Michigan, 10-2

6. Wisconsin, 10-2

7. Oklahoma, 9-2

8. Penn State, 10-2

9. Colorado, 10-2

10. USC, 9-3

11. Oklahoma State, 9-2

12. Florida State, 9-3

13. Western Michigan, 12-0

14. West Virginia, 9-2

15. Florida, 8-3

16. Louisville, 9-3

17. Stanford, 9-3

18. Auburn, 8-4

19. Virginia Tech, 9-3

20. Navy, 9-2

21. LSU, 7-4

22. Iowa, 8-4

23. Nebraska, 9-3

T24. South Florida, 10-2

T24. Pittsburgh, 8-4

COACHES' POLL

1. Alabama, 12-0

2. Ohio State, 11-1

3. Clemson, 11-1

4. Washington, 11-1

5. Wisconsin, 10-2

6. Michigan, 10-2

7. Oklahoma, 9-2

8. Penn State, 10-2

9. Colorado, 10-2

10. Oklahoma State, 9-2

11. Southern California, 9-3

12. Florida State, 9-3

13. West Virginia, 9-2

14. Western Michigan, 12-0

15. Louisville, 9-3

16. Florida, 8-3

17. Stanford, 9-3

18. Virginia Tech, 9-3

19. Auburn, 8-4

20. Navy, 9-2

21. Louisiana State, 7-4

22. Nebraska, 9-3

23. South Florida, 10-2

24. Utah, 8-4

25. Iowa, 8-4

Dropped out: No. 19 Boise State, No. 21 Houston, No. 22 Texas A&M, No. 23 Washington State, No. 24 Tennessee, No. 25 North Carolina.

Others receiving votes: Boise State 93, Houston 58, Pittsburgh 56, Washington State 44, Texas A&M 34, Miami (Fla.) 34, Temple 26, Tennessee 23, San Diego State 18, Air Force 12, North Carolina 9, Georgia Tech 9, Minnesota 6, Tulsa 5, Appalachian State 3, Western Kentucky 2, Wyoming 1, Middle Tennessee 1, Troy 1.

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