The Michigan Wolverines are sitting at 3-0 to start the 2021 football season and their national standing has increased in the process. Jim Harbaugh’s program has moved up in both polls this week, coming at No. 19 in both the AP and Coaches polls.
Michigan is one of six Big Ten teams that are included in the AP poll following the third week of games. Iowa leads the way at No. 5, followed by Penn State (No. 6), Ohio State (No. 10), Wisconsin (No. 18) and Michigan State (No. 20).
Rutgers, who Michigan will play on Saturday, is 3-0 but did not receive any votes this week.
Here are the full AP Poll rankings:
- Penn State
- Texas A&M
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Ole Miss
- Iowa State
- Coastal Carolina
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Fresno State
Looking ahead, the Oct. 2 matchup between Michigan and Wisconsin could very well pit a pair of ranked teams against each other pending the results of this weekend’s games. Wisconsin plays Notre Dame at Lambeau Field, so there could be some movement afoot in either direction.
First up is Rutgers, who Michigan will play at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday in Ann Arbor. That game will be broadcast nationally via ABC.