Michigan’s 14-13 loss to Iowa on Saturday night did plenty of damage to the Wolverines in Sunday’s polls, their first loss sending them from No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and No. 3 in the Coaches Poll to No. 4 in both. But it also cost them a No. 1 ranking, as well.
Michigan, which had the top S&P percentile of 99.8 in last week’s Football Outsiders S&P Rankings, dropped to second in the latest rankings released Sunday with an S&P ranking of 99.6. That just behind top-ranked Alabama’s 99.8. Ohio State, on the other hand, gained .4 on its S&P percentile from last week to record a 99.0 percentile — third overall. Wisconsin climbed two spots to No. 8 while Penn State dropped from No. 9 to No. 12.
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Those were the only Big Ten teams in the top 25, though Nebraska rose from 35 to 30 and Northwestern moved up a spot to No. 47 overall after drubbing Purdue 45-17.
Clemson, which suffered its first loss to Pitt, remained at No. 5 while Louisville flipped spots with Ohio State and fell to No. 4.