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2012 NCAA football rankings: Michigan up three spots in BlogPoll

The Michigan Wolverines rose three spots, up to No. 21 in the latest SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25.

Gregory Shamus

The Michigan Wolverines are No. 21 in the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 this week after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes, 42-17, on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Wolverines come in two spots higher than they did in the BlogPoll following Week 11.

Michigan has won three straight games with Devin Gardner at quarterback as Denard Robinson recovers from a nerve injury in his right elbow, although Robinson returned to the field against Iowa as a running back, gaining 98 yards on 13 carries.

In the ballot breakdown, Michigan received a ranking as high as No. 17 by one voter in the BlogPoll, but most bloggers ranked them in the No. 19 to No. 23 range.

The Wolverines take on their rival, the BlogPoll No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, Nov. 24. Ohio State is the highest-ranked team in the Big Ten. Nebraska, at No. 16, is the only Big Ten team other than OSU or Michigan in the Top 25.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 12

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (63) 24.82 0.59 Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4) 23.39 1.25 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks 21.28 1.60 Arrow_down -2
4 Georgia Bulldogs 20.75 3.12 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.17 2.18 Arrow_down -3
6 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57 --
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38 Arrow_up 2
8 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32 Arrow_down -1
9 LSU Tigers 16.70 3.06 Arrow_down -1
10 Stanford Cardinal 16.41 2.33 Arrow_up 4
11 Texas A&M Aggies (1) 16.31 3.04 Arrow_down -1
12 Clemson Tigers 15.35 2.46 Arrow_down -1
13 Oklahoma Sooners 12.51 3.21 --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.27 2.71 Arrow_down -2
15 UCLA Bruins 10.23 2.56 Arrow_up 2
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.54 2.45 Arrow_down -1
17 Oregon St. Beavers 9.45 3.32 Arrow_down -1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.54 2.63 --
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.59 2.91 --
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4.76 2.93 Arrow_up 2
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.30 2.46 Arrow_up 3
22 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 4.01 2.90 Arrow_up 3
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 3.52 3.01 --
24 Northern Illinois Huskies 3.14 3.28 Arrow_up 3
25 Boise St. Broncos 1.59 3.38 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Utah State Aggies | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | San Jose St. Spartans | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Central Florida Knights | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Wisconsin Badgers | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Toledo Rockets | Fresno St. Bulldogs | San Diego St. Aztecs | Michigan St. Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 7:31 AM PST