Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY

Poll Watch: Michigan rises in Coaches, AP polls

Michigan rises on both the coaches and AP polls this week after routing Rutgers on Saturday.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan is making its move in the rankings this week after a decisive 49-16 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.

Sitting at 7-2 currently, the Amway Coaches Poll has the Wolverines jumping up two spots to number 15 this week. Fellow Big Ten program Northwestern saw the biggest jump on the entire poll this week, moving seven spots to number 24 after its late-game victory over Penn State.

Ohio State retains the number one spot according to the coaches but the Iowa Hawkeyes are making a strong surge as of late. Continuing to be one of the very few undefeated teams left in the nation, Iowa moved up three spots to number eight this week. After its loss, Michigan State drops eight spots to number 14.

The Wolverines also gained a spot on the AP Poll as well, moving up to number 15 after being ranked 16th last week. The AP Poll also has a new number one team that is not named Ohio State despite being undefeated themselves. Clemson has moved to the top spot and the Buckeyes drop to number two in the latest polls. The Hawkeyes gained two spots to number eight this week with the Spartans dropping to number 14 after its loss to Nebraska.

Wisconsin (23) and Northwestern (24) are the two remaining Big Ten teams on the AP Poll this week.


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