Western Michigan University makes AP Top 25 for 1st time

Four Big Ten teams crack top 10 for first time since 1960


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Big Ten has four teams in the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll during the regular season for the first time since 1960, and No. 24 Western Michigan is ranked for the first time in school history.

No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 10 Nebraska joined No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan in the first 10 of the AP Top 25 released Monday. The poll release was delayed one day because two FBS games were postponed until Sunday due to Hurricane Matthew.

Michigan running back Jabrill Peppers (5) runs away from Rutgers defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Michigan running back Jabrill Peppers (5) runs away from Rutgers defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Alabama remains No. 1. The Crimson Tide received 56 first-place votes. Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson each received two first-place votes. Michigan had one first-place vote.

Washington was fifth as the top five went unchanged after all had decisive victories last weekend.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses and records through Oct. 10. Total points are based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking.

Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (56) 6-0 1,520 1
2. Ohio St. (2) 5-0 1,444 2
3. Clemson (2) 6-0 1,406 3
4. Michigan (1) 6-0 1,339 4
5. Washington 6-0 1,286 5
6. Texas A&M 6-0 1,202 8
7. Louisville 4-1 1,193 7
8. Wisconsin 4-1 1,020 11
9. Tennessee 5-1 962 9
10. Nebraska 5-0 958 12
11. Baylor 5-0 934 13
12. Mississippi 3-2 800 14
13. Houston 5-1 701 6
14. Florida St. 4-2 628 23
15. Boise St. 5-0 590 19
16. Miami 4-1 576 10
17. Virginia Tech 4-1 546 25
18. Florida 4-1 483 18
19. Oklahoma 3-2 476 20
20. West Virginia 4-0 424 22
21. Utah 5-1 287 24
22. Arkansas 4-2 203 16
23. Auburn 4-2 166 –
24. W. Michigan 6-0 154 –
25. Navy 4-1 122 –

Others receiving votes: Georgia 59, Arizona St. 53, North Carolina 51, LSU 50, Oklahoma St. 48, North Dakota St. 36, Stanford 26, Colorado 22, South Florida 20, TCU 14, NC State 9, Washington St. 9, Iowa 3, Air Force 2, San Diego St. 2, Wake Forest 1.