Michigan back in top 25 polls after win

(WXYZ) - Michigan finds itself back in the top 25 of both major college football polls this week after beating Northwestern in overtime Saturday.

The Wolverines (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) are ranked no. 23 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.

Michigan won in comeback fashion Saturday, grabbing a 38-31 win when their chances looked bleak. Devin Gardner found Roy Roundtree down the middle of the field in the waning seconds of regulation before Brendan Gibbons sent the game into overtime.

Gardner scampered in for a rushing touchdown for the winning score in overtime.

Michigan is tied with Nebraska atop the Big Ten Legends division, but the Huskers own the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Previously top-ranked Alabama slid to no. 4 in the polls after losing to Texas A&M Saturday. Oregon took over the top spot.

AP Top 25 (First place votes), Record, Votes, Last week's ranking

1. Oregon (45) 10-0 1,485 2

2. Kansas St. (14) 10-0 1,451 3

3. Notre Dame (1) 10-0 1,382 4

4. Alabama 9-1 1,259 1

5. Georgia 9-1 1,223 5

6. Ohio St. 10-0 1,212 5

7. Florida 9-1 1,089 7

8. LSU 8-2 1,046 9

9. Texas A&M 8-2 1,031 15

10. Florida St. 9-1 1,024 8

11. Clemson 9-1 907 10

12. South Carolina 8-2 848 12

13. Oklahoma 7-2 798 14

14. Stanford 8-2 766 16

15. Oregon St. 7-2 556 13

16. Nebraska 8-2 549 18

17. UCLA 8-2 541 17

18. Texas 8-2 496 19

19. Louisiana Tech 9-1 374 19

20. Louisville 9-1 322 11

21. Southern Cal 7-3 297 21

22. Rutgers 8-1 179 24

23. Michigan 7-3 135 NR

23. Texas Tech 7-3 135 25

25. Kent St. 9-1 93 NR

Others receiving votes : Oklahoma St. 79, N. Illinois 77, Mississippi St. 48, Wisconsin 26, UCF 16, Boise St. 14, Arizona 6, Cincinnati 6, Fresno St. 6, TCU 5, San Jose St. 4, Tulsa 4, Utah St. 4, San Diego St. 3, Northwestern 2, Toledo 1, Washington 1.

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