Stanford maintained its hold on the No. 5 spot and Pac-12 rival Oregon edged closer to No. 1 Alabama in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Sunday.
Second-ranked Oregon received four first-place votes, three more than last week, while the Crimson Tide got the other 56 first-place votes.
The first 14 positions in the poll remained the same, as there wasn't any shuffling until the voters got to Michigan, which droppied three spots to No. 18 this week. The Wolverines had a tough time Saturday, barely beating unranked and unheralded Connecticut 24-21.
Taking advantage of Michigan's struggles were Miami, Washington and Northwestern. All three schools moved up one spot to 15, 16, 17, respectively.
The Pac-12 went from five teams to four in the poll, as Arizona State dropped out following a 42-28 loss to Stanford that was much more one-sided than the final score. The Cardinal led 39-7 going into the fourth quarter Saturday evening.
Besides idle Oregon holding at No. 2 and Stanford at No. 5, UCLA remained at No. 13 after walloping New Mexico State 59-13. Washington moved up one spot after crushing FCS member Idaho State 56-0. Arizona State(41 points) and Arizona (eight points) also got votes.
Fresno State came in at No. 25 after improving to 3-0 by beating Boise State on Friday night. The Bulldogs (3-0) were the only Mountain West Conference team to receive votes.