MI scoots into Top 10 after victory over Florida
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Sep 07, 2017,
Sep 07, 2017, 1:30
MI ultimately hurdles three teams in the latest polls: Wisconsin (stays put at No. 9), Florida State (goes from No. 3 to No. 10), and Oklahoma State (goes from No. 10 to No. 11).
No. 2 Ohio State was the only other team with a first-place vote (one).
The Badgers will hope to improve their standing in the rankings as they take on unranked Florida Atlantic University on Saturday at 11:00.
In the most important national game of the weekend, the Alabama Crimson Tide defended their preseason No. 1 ranking by handily taking down the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles in Atlanta. Ohio State remained No. 2, while Penn State was 4 and MI 8.
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Washington and USC both started the season with wins but dropped in our rankings, a reaction to their early-game struggles with Rutgers and Western Michigan, respectively.
Future Navy opponent, Notre Dame (25), is ranked in the Top 25 in the coaches' poll, while conference foe USF is 20.
MI jumped four spots up to No. 8 after pummeling Florida.
Virginia Tech, which moved up three spots to No. 18, toppled West Virginia on Sunday night. Dropping out were No. 23 Texas and No. 25 Utah. The rest of the Big 12 went undefeated against poor competition, with the No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys earning the most impressive victory in a blowout of Tulsa.