Ohio State football drops, Michigan football rises in Sports coaches poll from USA TODAY The 2022 football season got off to a decisive start for Michigan football on Saturday when it defeated Colorado State 51-7. Although the competition wasn’t quite top-tier, the Wolverines entered and did exactly what they were expected to do: thrash a weaker foe.
After seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss, the defense played very well, and there was pressure at all three levels on that side of the ball. The offensive did alright but didn’t quite seem as good as its counterpart, leaving much to be desired.
The coaches from every sport finally gathered on Tuesday after all of the Week 1 games had concluded to share their rankings. Following the excellent performance, the maize and blue rose from No. 6 to fifth in the most recent USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll. Georgia’s crushing of Oregon contributed to Ohio State’s drop from No. 2 to No. 3, despite the Buckeyes’ victory over Notre Dame.
These are the complete standings:
Here are the full rankings:
Schools dropped out:
No. 22 Cincinnati; No. 25 Houston.
Others receiving votes:
Tennessee 143; Penn State 138; Houston 137; Cincinnati 61; Iowa 44; Mississippi State 34; Florida State 33; Central Florida 23; Fresno State 21; Air Force 18; Auburn 15; Texas Christian 7; UCLA 6; South Carolina 6; Utah State 5; Minnesota 5; Syracuse 4; Oregon State 3; UL Lafayette 1; Texas Tech 1; Northwestern 1; North Carolina 1.