LSU, Michigan soar into Top 6 of rankings

LSU and Michigan were the biggest beneficiaries of an upset-filled weekend, making significant leaps in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday.

LSU moved up eight spots to No. 5 after delivering a 36-16 beat down of then-No. 2 Georgia.

Michigan’s placement improved by six spots to No. 6 after hammering then-No. 15 Wisconsin 38-13. The Wolverines are in the Top 10 for the first time this season.

Both programs trail four unbeaten teams in the rankings.

Alabama remained in the top spot and received 60 of 61 first-place votes.

Ohio State received the other first-place vote and moved up one spot to No. 2. Clemson at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4 also climbed one place due to Georgia’s loss.

The Bulldogs plummeted to eighth after being knocked from the ranks of the undefeated. Georgia was one of four teams among the top 8 to lose on Saturday.

Also dropping out of the top 10 were West Virginia, Washington and Penn State.

West Virginia fell seven spots to No. 13 after suffering a 30-14 loss to Iowa State, Washington dropped eight spots to No. 15 after a 30-27 overtime loss to Oregon, and Penn State plummeted 10 spots to No. 18 after a 21-17 home loss to Michigan State.

Texas sits at No. 7 and Oklahoma is No. 9. Unbeaten Central Florida rounds out the top 10.

Florida is 11th and Oregon moved up to 12th thanks to its big win over the Huskies. Kentucky is ranked 14th, North Carolina State is 16th and Texas A&M is No. 17.

Iowa entered the poll at No. 19, followed by Cincinnati, South Florida and Mississippi State.

Wisconsin is 23rd, dropping eight spots after the loss to Michigan.

Michigan State is back in the polls at No. 24 after the win over Penn State. Washington State entered at No. 25.

Dropping out were Miami (No. 16), Colorado (No. 19) and Auburn (No. 21).

–Field Level Media

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