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Poll Watch: Wolverines stumbles slightly after loss

Michigan drops slightly on the AP and Coaches polls after suffering a 27-23 loss to Michigan State on Saturday.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The heartbreaking 27-23 loss to Michigan State cost Michigan a few spots on both major polls this week.

With about half of the season still left to be played, there's plenty of time for the Wolverines to regather themselves and make up the ground lost during the week. That oppotunity starts in two weeks against Minnesota.

U-M dropped three spots in the Amway Coaches Poll this week to number 17 in a tie with Memphis. Ohio State once regained the top spot in country and Michigan State says at the number four spot according to the coaches around the nation. Iowa is the only other Big Ten team on the poll at number 13.

U-M also dropped three spots in the AP Poll to number 15, who is also in another tie with Texas A&M. Both Ohio State (first) and Michigan State (seventh) stayed in the same position as last week. The other Big Ten team making its rise on the polls is Iowa, who climbed five spots to U-M's previous ranking at 12.

The Wolverines are on a bye this week and plays Minnestoa on the road at 8 p.m. EST on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN 2.


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