ANN ARBOR, MI (WTVB) - For the second straight week, Michigan wins but still drops in the rankings after back-to-back close calls against major underdog opponents. The Wolverines fell 3 spots to number-18 in the AP Poll and to 17th in the USA Today Coaches Poll following their 24-21 victory at Connecticut. Michigan now has a bye week before their Big Ten opener October 5th against Minnesota.
Meanwhile, Michigan State slips out of the top-25 after their 17-13 loss at Notre Dame. MSU also has a bye week coming up in advance of their conference opener in two weeks against Iowa.