Not terribly surprising, but Michigan football remains No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, released on Sunday afternoon.
With Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame all rolling to victories, just like U-M (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten) did, 42-7 over Rutgers on Saturday, there will likely not be a shift in the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings that come out Tuesday.
In fact, the top seven stay the same from last week, with Georgia, Oklahoma and West Virginia.
Washington State’s win over Colorado bumped the Cougars up from 10th to eighth, followed by Ohio State, who fell a spot to ninth despite winning at Michigan State, 26-6, on Saturday, and LSU, which dropped from 9 to 10.
The Spartans (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) were 24th in last week’s rankings and had the fourth-most “others receiving votes,’ unofficially listing them at 29th.
Penn State is 16th and Northwestern is 24th, meaning only four Big Ten teams are ranked.
AP Top 25, Nov. 11
3. Notre Dame
7. West Virginia
8. Washington State
9. Ohio State
11. Central Florida
14. Utah State
16. Penn State
18. Iowa State
22. Boston College
23. Boise State
25. Mississippi State