The Michigan Wolverines returned to the USA Today Coaches Poll this weekend as the 23rd-ranked team in the nation after beating the Northwestern Wildcats in overtime on Saturday. Brady Hoke's squad is now 5-1 in Big Ten play after a shaky beginning to the season.
On Saturday, the Wolverines came from behind in the last minute of regulation to tie the game before ultimately winning 38-31 in the first overtime period. Other than a 23-9 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the road two weeks ago, Michigan has played well against conference foes this year.
With the defeat of top-ranked Alabama over the weekend, the top five in the Coaches Poll has a new look this week, as well. The Oregon Ducks, Kansas St. Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Georgia Bulldogs and Crimson Tide fill out the top five now.