Michigan got the job done in its home opener over the weekend in the 40-21 win over Middle Tennessee State and remains at No. 7 in both in the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Poll, released on Tuesday.
The top ten in the AP Poll remains largely untouched with the exception of Auburn sliding into the No. 10 spot and Texas moving up to No. 9. The full polls can be found here.
Seven Big Ten teams remain ranked as follows with a handful of changes:
No. 5 Ohio State
No. 7 Michigan
No. 15 Penn State
No. 17 Wisconsin (up two spots)
No. 19 Michigan State (down one spot)
No. 20 Iowa
No. 25 Nebraska (down one spot)
Week one of college football is in the books after giving us five-straight days of games. It’s always one of the best weekends of the year with a buzz on college campuses around the country that football is back. Only one ranked opponent matchup meant Oregon was the only team in the AP top-25 to fall in the most exciting game over the weekend. Other than that nail biter, every other ranked team got the job done with very few close games overall.
Michigan fans were rumbling about the opening performance but this recent piece by Anthony Broome explained why you should not be too worried.
We learned a little bit more about this Michigan team and a recent story posted here by Andy Bailey explained more here, in case you missed it. A film study story by our Daniel Plocher explains why this new offense could be great. After week one, Michigan now faces a tough Army team, but the latest odds released has them favored by over 20 points.
In week two, we’ll have two monster games with No. 1 Clemson hosting No. 12 Texas A&M at 3:30pmET and No. No. 7 LSU at No. 10 Texas on Saturday night giving us two teams in the top 12 with a guaranteed loss.
Be sure to check back with Maize N Brew daily for content leading up to Saturday’s matchup against Army,