Michigan Returns to the Top 25

After falling out of the Top 25 for the first time since the 1998 season, Michigan returned to the college elite after their 34-31 overtime victory over Michigan State on Saturday. The Wolverines find themselves at No. 21 in the AP Poll, and at No. 24 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.

After the Wisconsin loss, which plunged Michigan out of the Top 25 for the first time this century, may fans and observers expected the precipitous drop to escalate as the Wolverines headed into East Lansing to face the then-undefeated and No. 12-ranked Michigan State Spartans. However, the Wolverines prevailed 34-31 in overtime and as a result, jumped back in the college football elite.

Michigan climbs to the No. 21 spot in the AP Poll, while just squeaking in at No. 24 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.

The Wolverines return home this week to host Minnesota, who were soundly beaten by a resurgent Penn State 44-14. The loss dropped the Gophers from the Top 25 of both polls.

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