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Michigan moves up in the polls after Week 1 victory over Minnesota

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The Wolverines put out an impressive performance and were rewarded in the polls.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines came into the weekend with a ton of question marks, but answered many of them emphatically in a 49-24 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday night.

Michigan started as the No. 18 team in the country in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the Coaches Poll, but they have moved up accordingly after the impressive outing on the road. Michigan is now the No. 13 team in the country in the AP and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll.

Here’s the full AP Poll:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State (Last week: 5)
  4. Notre Dame (LW: 3)
  5. Georgia (LW: 4)
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Cincinnati (LW: 9)
  8. Texas A&M (LW: 7)
  9. Wisconsin (LW: 14)
  10. Florida
  11. BYU (LW: 12)
  12. Miami (FL) (LW:11)
  13. Michigan (LW: 18)
  14. Oregon (LW: 13)
  15. North Carolina (LW: 14)
  16. Kansas State (LW: 20)
  17. Indiana (LW: Not ranked)
  18. Penn State (LW: 8)
  19. Marshall (LW: 22)
  20. Coastal Carolina (LW: 25)
  21. USC (LW: 24)
  22. SMU (LW: 16)
  23. Iowa State (LW: 17)
  24. Oklahoma (LW: N/R)
  25. Boise State (LW: N/R)

Michigan was led by a 15-for-22 passing performance (225 yards, 2 TD) from Joe Milton and the running game putting up 256 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively they were able to hold one of 2019’s most explosive and efficient passing attacks in check by holding Tanner Morgan to 197 yards passing and Rashod Bateman’s nine catches for 101 yards.

Next up for Michigan is a rivalry showdown with the Michigan State Spartans, who lost their home opener to Rutgers in the first week. Kickoff for that game is set for 12 p.m. ET on FOX.