ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan moved up to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and is also No. 8 in the USA Today coaches poll, both released Tuesday.
Michigan defeated No. 17 Florida 33-17 Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as quarterback Wilton Speight threw for 181 yards and a touchdown on 11-for-25 passing, and was intercepted twice.
Wolverines running back Ty Isaac ran 114 yards on 11 carries, including three third- or fourth-down conversion runs, and Quinn Nordin kicked four field goals, including two of at least 50 yards.
Previous rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): 11/9
New rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): 8/8
What it means: Michigan has plenty of youngsters on its team, but a win over a ranked opponent only helped the Wolverines’ trajectory in the polls. Resounding wins against Michigan’s next two opponents, Cincinnati on Saturday and Air Force on Sept. 16 (both at Michigan Stadium) will help the Wolverines continue to soar in the weekly polls.
What’s next: Michigan (1-0) hosts Cincinnati (1-0) on Saturday (noon ET, ABC).
Here’s a link to the AP Top 25 poll.
Here’s a link to the entire USA Today Coaches Poll
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