College Football Top 25, Michigan Teams Face Ranked Opponents

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Top 5 in this week’s College Football Rankings remain virtually the same. Michigan and Michigan State make moves in the standings, good and bad.

Michigan State Spartans

In their biggest test of the season, Michigan State headed to Columbus to take on the 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The Spartans fumbled twice in the first five minutes of the game, but their defense rose to the occasion and held the Buckeyes to just a field goal in the open quarter.

Photo Credit: David Jablonski / Dayton Daily News

The Ohio State offense began to cook in the second quarter as they scored three touchdowns and added another field goal. Michigan State responded quickly to the first Buckeye touchdown. However, Ohio States abundance of talent quickly wore down the Spartans on both sides of the ball.

After leading 27-10 at halftime, Ohio State added a fourth-quarter touchdown to make the final score 34-10. The defeat dropped Michigan State out of the Top 25, Ohio State tied Georgia for the #3 ranking.

It does not get any easier for the Spartans as they face #8 Wisconsin on the road in Madison, followed by an off week, then #10 Penn State visits on October 26th.

Michigan

In a game that may have defined Michigan’s season to date, the Wolverines needed a win over the 14th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on homecoming to prevent becoming irrelevant in the Big 10 title race.

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Michigan scored 10 points in the first seven minutes of the first quarter then held on with a tenacious defense, only allowing a second-quarter field goal to the Hawkeyes.

The 10-3 win was not pretty, but it was a win and it raised the Wolverines to the 16th rank in this week’s poll. Next week Michigan travels to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini in what should be an easy win heading into a tough two weeks against ranked opponents #10 Penn State and #9 Notre Dame.

The AP Top 25 Rankings

Updated Oct 6, 2019

RANK TEAM TREND POINTS NEXT GAME
1

Alabama (32) 5-0

1503

Texas A&M

2

Clemson (15) 5-0

1433 vs 

Florida St.

3

Georgia (3) 5-0

1393 vs 

South Carolina

3

Ohio St. (3) 6-0

1 1393

Northwestern

5

LSU (2) 5-0

1352 vs 

Florida

6

Oklahoma 5-0

1268 vs 

Texas

7

Florida 6-0

3 1163

LSU

8

Wisconsin 5-0

1105 vs 

Michigan St.

9

Notre Dame 4-1

1046 vs 

USC

10

Penn St. 5-0

2 958

Iowa

11

Texas 4-1

947 vs 

Oklahoma

12

Auburn 5-1

5 920

Arkansas

13

Oregon 4-1

828 vs 

Colorado

14

Boise St. 5-0

2 654 vs 

Hawaii

15

Utah 4-1

2 624

Oregon St.

16

Michigan 4-1

3 618

Illinois

17

Iowa 4-1

3 454 vs 

Penn St.

18

Arizona St. 4-1

2 388 vs 

Washington St.

19

Wake Forest 5-0

3 380 vs 

Louisville

20

Virginia 4-1

3 353

Miami (Fla.)

21

SMU 6-0

3 285 vs 

Temple

22

Baylor 5-0

10 260 vs 

Texas Tech

23

Memphis 5-0

5 189

Temple

24

Texas A&M 3-2

1 165 vs 

Alabama

25

Cincinnati 4-1

118

Houston

Courtesy of CBS Sports