The AP Top-25 poll for Week 4 has been released, and the Michigan Wolverines have lost a bit of ground following yet another sluggish offensive performance over the weekend.
Despite their undefeated record of 3-0, the Wolverines now sit at number 8 after yesterday’s victory against Air Force. The offense once again failed to impress, and is still searching for an identity.
“We’re trying to move the ball,” said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh following Michigan’s 29-13 victory. “We’re trying to get first downs. We’re trying to score points. We’re trying to put points on the board. That’s what we’re trying to do all game.”
Harbaugh remains focused on the positives that he’s seeing.
“The run-blocking, the protection, has been really good,” Harbaugh said. “That was a big question mark coming in to the season, coming into the camp. What our offense would look like. What our offensive line would look like, replacing four starters. I think that’s been really good.
“We’d definitely like to score more touchdowns in the red zone. I think that’ll come. Our team is moving the ball. That’s a fact.”
Regardless of losing ground, they’re still the second highest ranked Big Ten team, behind Penn State who moved up to number 4. Fans will be happy to see the Wolverines ranked ahead of rivals Ohio State and Wisconsin. Unsurprisingly, Alabama remains ranked first overall, followed by Clemson and Oklahoma.
Michigan will travel to Purdue for a matchup with the Boilermakers next week before hosting in-state rival Michigan State on October 7.
AP Top 25 poll, Week 4
- Alabama (first-place votes — 45)
- Clemson (15)
- Oklahoma (1)
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
- Ohio State
- Florida State
- Virginia Tech
- Mississippi State
- Washington State
- South Florida
- San Diego State
Dropped out: Kansas State (18), Stanford (19), Tennessee (23), UCLA (25)