Ohio State and Michigan move up in S&P+ rankings

The numbers like the Buckeyes and the Wolverines after what they did in Week 1.

Both Ohio State and Michigan moved up a spot in the latest S&P+ rankings. The analytic rankings put out by Football Outsiders are based on “play-by-play and drive data.”

Michigan’s defense was ranked second in the S&P+ rankings after a stifling performance against Florida. The Wolverines as a team jumped into the No. 9 spot nationally, moving above conference rival Penn State.

Ohio State, meanwhile, moved up a spot to No. 2 in the country. The Buckeyes’ offense and defense both rank in the top 10 of the S&P rankings.

Here is the full top 10 for the S&P+ rankings, with where each team ranks nationally in offense, defense and special teams.

Team Offensive S&P+ ranking Defensive S&P+ ranking Special teams S&P+ ranking
No. 1 Alabama 13 1 57
No. 2 Ohio State 8 7 26
No. 3 Clemson 28 5 37
No. 4 LSU 19 6 95
No. 5 Florida State 9 8 128
No. 6 Oklahoma 1 48 93
No. 7 USC 3 16 29
No. 8 Auburn 25 9 30
No. 9 Michigan 45 2 39
No. 10 Penn State 6 15 96

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