The Wolverines were not without their flaws in a 36-14 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday, struggling to find consistency on offense for a significant portion of the game. Despite any flaws that may have been uncovered, Michigan continued to climb in the rankings, jumping ahead of Ohio State in both the Associated Press Poll and USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll.
In each, the Wolverines moved up one spot to No. 7.
The Buckeyes fell from No. 2 in each poll to No. 8 in the AP and No. 9 in the Coaches Poll after suffering a fourth quarter collapse in a 31-16 loss to Oklahoma.