Michigan climbs into rankings, BYU moves up to No. 7

Michigan climbs into rankings, BYU moves up to No. 7

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Michigan, unranked all of last season while finishing 3-9, is No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll released Sunday.

The Wolverines moved into the media rankings for the first time since the end of the 2007 season after a thrilling 38-34 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss dropped the Fighting Irish out of the rankings.

Florida remains No. 1, receiving 56 first-place votes. Texas is still No. 2.

No. 3 Southern California received a first-place vote for the first time this season after the Matt Barkley and Trojans rallied past Ohio State 18-15. The Buckeyes dropped to No. 11.

Alabama is No. 4 with a first-place vote and Mississippi and Penn State are tied for No. 5.

Oklahoma State fell 11 places to 16th after being upset by Houston.

BYU moved up to No. 7 following their blowout 54-3 win over Tulane.

The Utes dropped one spot in the AP poll to No. 18 but moved up one spot in the coaches' poll to No. 16 following their 24-14 win over San Jose State.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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