Keytron Jordan, CBS Sports
One week after Michigan bumped Georgia from the No. 1 spot in the CBS Sports 133, our comprehensive ranking of every FBS team, the Wolverines have only strengthened their position in the wake of yet another dominant win. Michigan has held every opponent to 10 points or less during its 7-0 start, and as the level of competition has ramped up during Big Ten play, we’ve seen the Wolverines raise their performance even higher.
The 52-7 home win against Indiana in Week 7 followed a 52-10 victory at Minnesota and a 45-7 win at Nebraska. The Hoosiers turned some heads with a 7-0 lead early, but when Michigan flips the switch, it’s hard for opponents to prevent things from getting out hand — like the Wolverines scoring 52 unanswered points on Saturday. Voters who were skeptical of Michigan’s ranking early in the year have been convinced by the dominance in recent weeks. After edging Georgia for No. 1 by just one voting point last week, the hold on the top spot is even firmer heading into Week 8.
This week also saw a top-three return for Washington, The Huskies peaked at No. 2 a few weeks ago but entered the weekend at No. 5 after some closer-than-expected results in early Pac-12 play. However, after the epic 36-33 over Oregon, there’s a stronger debate for Washington as one of the top teams in the country. That’s a win our voters are going to respect, clearly, as our voters still look at the Ducks as a top-10 team and only dropped them one spot for the loss.
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Author : Chip Patterson
Publish date : 2023-10-16 14:25:47
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