Michigan football rises in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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Michigan football was idle in Week 7, but that didn’t change the fact that the Wolverines moved up in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

With No. 2 Iowa losing to unranked Purdue, the maize and blue moved up one spot, from No. 7 to 6, with rival Michigan State right behind at No. 7. The two face off on Oct. 30 — Michigan plays Northwestern in Week 8 while MSU has a bye.

Fellow future opponents, Ohio State and Penn State, are No. 5 and 8, respectively.

List

Big Ten power rankings after Week 7: Movement near the top after Iowa’s upset

Full rankings

Rank

Team

Record

PTS

1st

Prev

Chg

Hi/Lo

1

Georgia

7-0

1625

65

1

1/5

2

Oklahoma

7-0

1508

0

3

1

2/5

3

Cincinnati

6-0

1497

0

4

1

3/10

4

Alabama

6-1

1446

0

5

1

1/5

5

Ohio State

5-1

1305

0

6

1

3/12

6

Michigan

6-0

1299

0

7

1

6/NR

7

Michigan State

7-0

1158

0

9

2

7/NR

8

Penn State

5-1

1134

0

8

4/20

9

Oklahoma State

6-0

1093

0

12

3

9/23

10

Oregon

5-1

1048

0

10

3/12

11

Iowa

6-1

1031

0

2

-9

2/18

12

Mississippi

5-1

826

0

14

2

12/25

13

Notre Dame

5-1

816

0

13

7/13

14

Kentucky

6-1

763

0

11

-3

11/NR

15

Wake Forest

6-0

696

0

16

1

15/NR

16

Coastal Carolina

6-0

675

0

15

-1

15/24

17

Texas A&M

5-2

580

0

18

1

5/NR

18

NC State

5-1

528

0

21

3

18/NR

19

Southern Methodist

6-0

399

0

23

4

19/NR

20

Baylor

6-1

369

0

NR

7

20/NR

21

San Diego State

6-0

334

0

24

3

21/NR

22

Auburn

5-2

315

0

NR

4

19/NR

23

Pittsburgh

5-1

192

0

NR

6

23/NR

24

Clemson

4-2

146

0

25

1

2/25

25

Texas-San Antonio

7-0

96

0

NR

5

25/NR

Schools dropped out:

No. 17 Florida; No. 19 Arkansas; No. 20 Brigham Young; No. 22 Arizona State.

Others receiving votes:

Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; Brigham Young 23; Air Force 20; UL Lafayette 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; Louisiana State 2; Fresno State 1.