Beating Michigan State was just enough for Michigan to hold at No. 2.
The Wolverines remained second in the new Amway Coaches Poll with the 32-23 win at Michigan State on Saturday. Clemson beat then-No. 14 Florida State on Saturday night but couldn’t catch the Wolverines.
In the Big Ten’s huge showdown between Nebraska and Wisconsin, the Badgers used the overtime win to improve from No. 11 to No. 8. Nebraska, despite losing, fell only four spots to No. 10.
Ohio State, which rebounded from the Penn State loss to survive against Northwestern, got to No. 6 by moving up two spots. The Buckeyes can gain more confidence from voters this upcoming Saturday when they play Nebraska.
Penn State was unranked (27th with 80 receiving votes) a week ago, but the Nittany Lions are now the league’s fifth ranked team in the Coaches Poll after the 62-24 win at Purdue. Penn State is No. 23 going into Saturday’s home game against Iowa.
Here’s the new Amway Coaches Poll Top 25:
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Western Michigan
- Florida State
- Virginia Tech
- Oklahoma State
- Penn State
- Boise State
- Washington State