AP Top 25: Michigan up to No. 3; WMU up to No. 20

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EVANSTON, IL- SEPTEMBER 03: P.J. Fleck head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos reacts after his teams win against the Northwestern Wildcats on September 3, 2016 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. the Western Michigan Broncos won 22-21. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) —(AP) — Michigan moved up to Number 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, right behind number 2 Ohio State, to give the Big Ten rivals their best combined ranking since the 2006 season, when they played the only 1-vs.-2 game in the series.

Alabama remained Number 1 on Sunday with a season-high 60 first-place votes. The Buckeyes stayed second-ranked after an overtime victory against Wisconsin, which fell two spots to 10th. The Wolverines moved up in an off week with Clemson slipping to fourth. The Tigers had their own overtime escape at home against North Carolina State.

Michigan has its best ranking since it was ranked third after losing to Ohio State in 2006.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (60) 7-0 1524 1
2. Ohio St. 6-0 1457 2
3. Michigan (1) 6-0 1368 4
4. Clemson 7-0 1337 3
5. Washington 6-0 1304 5
6. Texas A&M 6-0 1218 6
7. Louisville 5-1 1168 7
8. Nebraska 6-0 1037 10
9. Baylor 6-0 1021 11
10. Wisconsin 4-2 935 8
11. Houston 6-1 766 13
12. West Virginia 5-0 744 20
13. Florida St. 5-2 733 14
14. Boise St. 6-0 694 15
15. Florida 5-1 626 18
16. Oklahoma 4-2 612 19
17. Arkansas 5-2 584 22
18. Tennessee 5-2 550 9
19. Utah 6-1 479 21
20. W. Michigan 7-0 285 24
21. Auburn 4-2 277 23
22. North Carolina 5-2 254 NR
23. Mississippi 3-3 188 12
24. Navy 4-1 163 25
25. LSU 4-2 123 NR

Others receiving votes: Colorado 110, Miami 69, Oklahoma St. 47, Washington St. 39, Virginia Tech 38, South Florida 31, Stanford 15, Iowa 7, Arizona St. 6, Southern Cal 5, NC State 4, San Diego St. 3, Pittsburgh 2, Troy 1, TCU 1.

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