College Football Top 25: Michigan Rebounds With Big Win

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Another college football team drops from the ranks of the unbeaten. Oklahoma, the number 5 ranked team last week, went on the road to Kansas State and lost 48-41. Penn State, a 28-7 winner over Michigan State, moved into the top 5.

LSU is the new number 1 team in the land. After defeating 9th ranked Auburn 23-20, LSU jumped over Alabama who slid to 2nd after a 47-7 mauling of Arkansas. Next week, in the game of the year to date, LSU visits Alabama where the top team in college football will be decided on the field.

Ohio State and Clemson remain 3rd and 4th respectively in this week’s rankings.

Michigan Shakes Off Defeat at Penn State to Dominate Notre Dame

The Big House was packed, despite a constant downpour in the first half, as the Michigan Wolverines rebounded from a bitter defeat at Penn State to pound the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 45-14.

Finally playing up to their potential, the Wolverines embarrassed 8th ranked Notre Dame in all phases of the game.

Hassan Haskins scampers free against Notre Dame, Photo Credit: https://mgoblue.com

The win boosted Michigan (5-2) to the 14th spot in the poll while dropping the Irish to 16th. Michigan will have a chance to prove the big win was not a fluke when they travel to Maryland next Saturday to take on the lightly regarded Terrapins.

Michigan State Loses Again

The Spartans of Michigan State were no match for the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday.

Despite looking like a good upset candidate on paper. The game, played in a virtual monsoon at Spartan Stadium, was supposed to even out Penn State’s big-play offense with Michigan States’ ability to grind out long drives. The opposite happened as the Nittany  Lions exploited the Spartan’s defense and shut down the offense on their way to a 28-7 win.

MSU vs Penn State in the rain at Spartan Stadium, Photo Credit: https://msuspartans.com

At 4-4 Michigan State’s bowl chances are dependent on the Spartans pulling off two wins against Illinois, Michigan, Rutgers, and Maryland. They have this weekend off to work on the game plan for the remainder of the season.

The AP College Football Top 25

Updated Oct 27, 2019

RANK TEAM TREND POINTS NEXT GAME
1

LSU (17) 8-0

 1 1476

Alabama

2

Alabama (21) 8-0

 1 1474 vs 

LSU

3

Ohio St. (17) 8-0

1468 vs 

Maryland

4

Clemson (7) 8-0

1406 vs 

Wofford

5

Penn St. 8-0

 1 1302

Minnesota

6

Florida 7-1

 1 1226 vs 

Georgia

7

Oregon 7-1

 4 1108

USC

8

Georgia 6-1

 2 1093 vs 

Florida

9

Utah 7-1

 3 1032

Washington

10

Oklahoma 7-1

 5 1017 vs 

Iowa St.

11

Auburn 6-2

 2 910 vs 

Ole Miss

12

Baylor 7-0

 2 882 vs 

West Virginia

13

Minnesota 8-0

 4 778 vs 

Penn St.

14

Michigan 6-2

 5 744

Maryland

15

SMU 8-0

 1 666

Memphis

16

Notre Dame 5-2

 8 563 vs 

Virginia Tech

17

Cincinnati 6-1

 1 524

East Carolina

18

Wisconsin 6-2

 5 513 vs 

Iowa

19

Iowa 6-2

 1 456

Wisconsin

20

App. St. 7-0

 1 393 vs 

Ga. Southern

21

Boise St. 6-1

 1 280

San Jose St.

22

Kansas St. 5-2

218

Kansas

23

Wake Forest 6-1

 2 200 vs 

NC State

24

Memphis 7-1

 2 188 vs 

SMU

25

San Diego St. 7-1

 3 50 vs 

Nevada

Courtesy of CBS Sports