Michigan Football Ranked No. 5 In Week 2 AP Poll

The AP Poll has been updated for Week 2, and Michigan football made the jump from No. 7 to No. 5. The Wolverines also received a first-place vote.

With college football games going until Monday in Week 1, the AP Poll was delayed by a few days, but Michigan football fans probably agree it was worth the wait.

Michigan was bumped up from No. 7 in the preseason poll to No. 5 this week and also received a first-place vote.

Alabama remains the No. 1 team in the AP Poll, receiving 54 of 61 possible first-place votes, after blowing out USC in the opening week.

The only Big Ten team ahead of Michigan is Ohio State, which rests one spot ahead at No. 4 after demolishing Bowling Green.

The Wolverines made it look easy against Hawaii in Week 1, winning 63-3, while displaying promising bursts from true freshmen. First-year starter Wilton Speight threw one interception but otherwise looked comfortable and accurate for the Wolverines. It’ll be interesting to see how his play affects Michigan’s rankings in the next couple weeks against inferior opponents.

Michigan didn’t perform quite as well in the Coaches Poll this week, coming in at No. 6 with no first-place votes. Ohio State is at No. 4, and Alabama is at No. 1. The only difference between the polls ahead of Michigan is that the Coaches Poll has Stanford ranked No. 5.

Something that’s sure to draw some criticism from this week’s polls is that Texas was moved all the way up to No. 11 in the AP Poll, which is notorious for overreacting to both wins and losses.

This article originally appeared on