College Football Rankings, Michigan Wins Remains 16th

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October 14, 2019

The Top 10 in the AP College Football Poll saw a shakeup this week as Georgia dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten. A 20-17 double-overtime loss to South Carolina saw the Bulldogs sink from 3rd to 10th in the rankings.

LSU jumped from 5th into 2nd with a 42-28 win over 7th ranked Florida. The Gators stayed in the Top 10, only falling to 9th. Alabama remains atop the poll with Clemson 3rd, Ohio State 4th, and Oklahoma 5th.

Michigan Survives a Scare

The Michigan Wolverines traveled to Champaign, Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini.

Hassan Haskins carries the ball against Illinois, Photo Credit: https://mgoblue.com

Michigan led 28-0 at halftime. However, the Illini scored 25 unanswered points and the fourth quarter was a bit tense until the Wolverines scored twice to take the win 42-25. The victory allowed Michigan to retain its 16th rank in the Top 25 poll.

Michigan State Stumbles Again

Don’t look for the Michigan State Spartans (4-3) to return to the Top 25 ranking anytime soon. Wisconsin, ranked 6th this week, destroyed the Spartans 38-0 exposing the lack of offense and an overrated defense for the guys from East Lansing. Michigan State has a week off before welcoming the 7th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions to Spartan Stadium on October 26th.

Dates with Illinois and Michigan await in early November. It’s quite possible Michigan State may need wins over Rutgers and Maryland the last two weeks of the season just to become bowl eligible.

The AP Top 25

updated Oct 13, 2019

RANK TEAM TREND POINTS NEXT GAME
1

Alabama (30) 6-0

1503

vs 

Tennessee

2

LSU (12) 6-0

3 1449

Miss. State

3

Clemson (11) 6-0

1 1427

Louisville

4

Ohio St. (9) 6-0

1 1404

Northwestern

5

Oklahoma 6-0

1 1333

vs 

West Virginia

6

Wisconsin 6-0

2 1245

Illinois

7

Penn St. 6-0

3 1129

vs 

Michigan

8

Notre Dame 5-1

1 1042

Michigan

9

Florida 6-1

2 1041

South Carolina

10

Georgia 5-1

7 995

vs 

Kentucky

11

Auburn 5-1

1 985

Arkansas

12

Oregon 5-1

1 906

Washington

13

Utah 5-1

2 729

vs 

Arizona St.

14

Boise St. 6-0

716

BYU

15

Texas 4-2

4 672

vs 

Kansas

16

Michigan 5-1

648

Penn St.

17

Arizona St. 5-1

1 524

Utah

18

Baylor 6-0

4 470

Oklahoma St.

19

SMU 6-0

2 398

vs 

Temple

20

Minnesota 6-0

6 330

Rutgers

21

Cincinnati 5-1

4 308

vs 

Tulsa

22

Missouri 5-1

5 233

Vanderbilt

23

Iowa 4-2

6 210

vs 

Purdue

24

App. St. 5-0

4 148

vs 

UL-Monroe

25

Washington 5-2

4 107

vs 

Oregon

Courtesy of CBS Sports