WMU moves up in AP poll, Michigan still No. 2

Western Michigan, Jarvion Franklin
Western Michigan running back Jarvion Franklin (31) runs for a touchdown against Ball State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Western Michigan continues to climb to record heights, moving up three spots in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday.

P.J. Fleck’s Broncos moved from No. 17 to No. 14 following their 52-20 thumping of Ball State Tuesday to stay undefeated.

It’s the Broncos’ highest ranking in school history and they’ve set a new mark for the fourth time in five weeks.

The Michigan Wolverines, also undefeated, remained in the No. 2 spot in the poll, trailing only Alabama. Clemson, Washington and Louisville rounded out the top five.

The new College Playoff Rankings will be released Tuesday. Western Michigan is currently ranked No. 23 there, the highest in the Group of Five. Michigan is ranked No. 3.

The complete AP rankings:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (60) 9-0 1524 1
2. Michigan (1) 9-0 1432 2
3. Clemson 9-0 1408 3
4. Washington 9-0 1364 4
5. Louisville 8-1 1255 5
6. Ohio St. 8-1 1245 6
7. Wisconsin 7-2 1159 8
8. Auburn 7-2 1081 11
9. Oklahoma 7-2 996 12
10. Texas A&M 7-2 820 7
11. West Virginia 7-1 805 14
12. Penn St. 7-2 752 20
13. Utah 7-2 686 16
14. W. Michigan 9-0 583 17
15. North Carolina 7-2 559 18
16. Colorado 7-2 550 21
17. Oklahoma St. 7-2 516 22
18. Virginia Tech 7-2 479 23
19. LSU 5-3 454 15
20. Florida St. 6-3 450 19
21. Nebraska 7-2 434 9
22. Florida 6-2 390 10
23. Washington St. 7-2 305 25
24. Boise St. 8-1 226 24
25. Baylor 6-2 90 13

Others receiving votes: Southern Cal 76, Arkansas 74, San Diego St. 38, Troy 28, Houston 25, Tennessee 9, Tulsa 3, South Florida 3, Minnesota 2, Navy 2, Wyoming 2.