Following Michigan’s 33-7 romp over Northwestern, all eyes now turn to Saturday afternoon in East Lansing. This will now officially be a top-10 matchup, not that there was any suspense.
Michigan officially remained at No. 6 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Michigan remained unbeaten over the weekend and is now 7-0. Not to be outdone, Michigan State is also unbeaten and has moved up to No. 7 in the coaches poll and No. 8 in the AP Poll. Saturday’s matchup will be the first top-10 matchup between the in-state rivals in quite some time.
Elsewhere around the country, Alabama leapfrogged Oklahoma thanks to the Sooners’ slow start at Kansas. Oklahoma State dropped down to No. 15 in both polls following their loss to Iowa State. Penn State fell the furthest as they suffered a stunning, nine-overtime loss at home against Illinois — they remain ranked at No. 20 in the AP Poll, but that’s a far cry from where they were just a few short weeks ago. The Big Ten is represented in the AP Poll by Ohio State (No. 5), Michigan (No. 6), Michigan State (No. 8), Iowa (No. 9), and Penn State (No. 20).