Michigan plummets 11 spots, Tennessee six in AP poll
NEW YORK - Michigan and Tennessee dropped out of the top 10 in the latest Associated Press college football poll, released Sunday.
One day after it was beaten by Iowa, 30-27, for its second loss in three games, Michigan (4-2) plummeted 11 spots to 20th. Tennessee slid six spots to 13th following a 28-21 setback to Auburn.
Oklahoma (5-0) and Miami (5-0) remained first and second, as the top six schools remained the same. The Sooners, who posted a 53-7 rout of Iowa State, received 59 first-place votes - two more than last week - and the Hurricanes collected only one after rallying for a 22-20 triumph over West Virginia on Thursday night.
Defending national champion Ohio State (5-0) was idle this weekend but picked up the other five first-place nods and is third in the poll.
Virginia Tech (5-0) and Florida State (5-0) round out the top five.
Louisiana State (5-0) is No. 6 ahead of fellow Southeastern Conference schools Arkansas (4-0) and Georgia (4-1), which jumped three spots after a 37-23 win over Alabama. Southern California (4-1), Nebraska (5-0), Texas (4-1) and Washington State (5-1) are next.
Texas (4-1) and Washington State (5-1) each moved up two places to 11th and 12th, respectively. Iowa (5-1) and Pittsburgh (3-1) complete the top 15.
Northern Illinois (5-0) is ranked 16th, followed by Minnesota (6-0), Purdue (4-1) and Texas Christian (5-0). Michigan State (5-1) and Kansas State (4-2) are right behind Michigan.
Wisconsin (5-1), Oregon State (5-1) and Virginia (4-1) - new this week - complete the poll.
Washington, Oregon and Florida dropped out following losses.
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