Where Michigan football ranks in latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

Michigan football didn’t play on Saturday; it was on its bye week.

But there’s still been a lot of buzz coming out of the Wolverines’ decisive victory over Penn State in Week 7.

That win looks even better after the Nittany Lions destroyed Minnesota.

However, while Ohio State struggled for a half against Iowa, the Buckeyes impressed once everything was said and done.

Tennessee continued to look good, even against lowly UT-Martin, and while Alabama didn’t look incredible, it still handily beat Mississippi State.

Last week, the Wolverines came in ranked No. 3, would they stay there?

It turns out, no. In the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, Michigan football is ranked No. 4, dropping one spot.

Future opponents, Ohio State and Illinois, are ranked No. 2 and 19, respectively, while Penn State is ranked 13th.

Full rankings Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 1 Georgia 7-0 1550 43 1 — 1/3 2 Ohio State 7-0 1516 17 2 — 2/3 3 Tennessee 7-0 1424 2 4 1 3/NR 4 Michigan 7-0 1407 1 3 -1 3/6 5 Clemson 8-0 1325 0 5 — 4/5

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 6 Alabama 7-1 1264 0 6 — 1/6 7 Texas Christian 7-0 1184 0 8 1 7/NR 8 Oregon 6-1 1125 0 9 1 8/24 9 Oklahoma State 6-1 1031 0 11 2 7/11 10 Wake Forest 6-1 949 0 13 3 10/21

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 11 Southern California 6-1 941 0 12 1 6/15 12 Mississippi 7-1 816 0 7 -5 7/24 13 Penn State 6-1 789 0 16 3 10/NR 14 Utah 5-2 782 0 15 1 8/19 15 UCLA 6-1 744 0 10 -5 10/NR

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 16 Syracuse 6-1 554 0 14 -2 14/NR 17 Kentucky 5-2 473 0 18 1 8/22 18 Illinois 6-1 469 0 20 2 18/NR 19 Cincinnati 6-1 441 0 19 — 19/NR 20 Louisiana State 6-2 350 0 NR 6 20/NR

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 21 North Carolina 6-1 347 0 22 1 21/NR

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 22 Kansas State 5-2 261 0 17 -5 16/NR

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 23 NC State 5-2 259 0 23 — 10/23

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 24 Tulane 7-1 206 0 25 1 24/NR

Rank School Rcd Pts 1st Pvs Chg Hi/Lo 25 South Carolina 5-2 87 0 NR 4 25/NR

Schools dropped out No. 21 Texas; No. 24 Mississippi State.

Others receiving votes Texas 48; Liberty 42; Maryland 24; Washington 22; Oregon State 21; Baylor 6; Texas-San Antonio 4; Mississippi State 4; Troy 3; Arkansas 3; Coastal Carolina 2; Central Florida 1; Boise State 1.

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