The Michigan Wolverines parlayed their 42-27 win over Ohio State into a Top 2 ranking, as the Wolverines slid up four spots to No. 2 as the AP Top 25 was released on Sunday after Week 13 of the FBS season.
The Georgia Bulldogs remained in the top spot, but the Wolverines so impressed voters that they were able to leapfrog Alabama and Cincinnati entering this weekend’s conference title games.
No. 1 Georgia will face No. 4 Alabama in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta on Saturday.
No. 2 Michigan will face Iowa in the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis on Saturday.
No. 3 Cincinnati will host Houston in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday.
No. 5 Oklahoma State — new to the Top 5 — will face Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday.
The rest of the Top 10 included No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 Baylor and No. 10 Oregon.
The rest of the AP Top 25 included No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 BYU, No. 13 Oklahoma, No. 14 Utah, No. 15 Iowa, No. 16 Houston, No. 17 Pitt, No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 19 San Diego State, No. 20 Louisiana, No. 21 NC State, No. 22 Clemson, No. 23 Arkansas, No. 24 Texas A&M and No. 25 Kentucky.
Teams also receiving votes included Wisconsin 68, UTSA 58, Appalachian State 50, Minnesota 37, Purdue 21, Mississippi State 7, Penn State 5, Army 5, Fresno State 1.
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