Where Michigan football ranks in latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

Michigan football went out and did what it has been doing all season, essentially — bludgeoning teams through dominant run play while stopping the run. This week’s victim was rival Michigan State, a team that couldn’t stop Blake Corum and couldn’t get much of anything going on the ground.

Nor could it through the air in the second half.

Now that the Wolverines have handled business once again, they’ll move on to two unranked teams, Rutgers and Nebraska, before facing Illinois. In the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, Michigan will enter Piscataway ranked No. 4. Future opponents Illinois and Ohio State are ranked 13th and second, respectively. Penn State, Michigan’s Week 7 opponent, is 16th.

Full rankings:

Rnk

School

Rcd

Pts

1st

Pvs

Chg

Hi/Lo

1

Georgia

8-0

1552

45

1

1/3

2

Ohio State

8-0

1505

13

2

2/3

3

Tennessee

8-0

1455

5

3

3/NR

4

Michigan

8-0

1391

0

4

3/6

5

Clemson

8-0

1315

0

5

4/5

6

Alabama

7-1

1262

0

6

1/6

7

Texas Christian

8-0

1182

0

7

7/NR

8

Oregon

7-1

1118

0

8

8/24

9

Southern California

7-1

1018

0

11

2

6/15

10

Mississippi

8-1

973

0

12

2

7/24

11

UCLA

7-1

937

0

15

4

10/NR

12

Utah

6-2

874

0

14

2

8/19

13

Illinois

7-1

767

0

18

5

13/NR

14

Kansas State

6-2

713

0

22

8

14/NR

15

North Carolina

7-1

630

0

21

6

15/NR

16

Penn State

6-2

602

0

13

-3

10/NR

17

Louisiana State

6-2

596

0

20

3

17/NR

18

Oklahoma State

6-2

471

0

9

-9

7/18

19

Wake Forest

6-2

437

0

10

-9

10/21

20

NC State

6-2

386

0

23

3

10/23

21

Tulane

7-1

369

0

24

3

21/NR

22

Syracuse

6-2

188

0

16

-6

14/NR

23

Liberty

7-1

147

0

NR

4

23/NR

24

Kentucky

5-3

109

0

17

-7

8/24

25

Central Florida

6-2

89

0

NR

12

25/NR

Schools dropped out

No. 19 Cincinnati; No. 25 South Carolina.

Others receiving votes

Oregon State 71; Maryland 64; Texas 55; Washington 52; Cincinnati 39; Coastal Carolina 25; Baylor 14; Notre Dame 11; Boise State 11; Louisville 10; Arkansas 10; South Carolina 9; Mississippi State 8; Troy 6; Texas-San Antonio 4.

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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire