Michigan's 31-0 statement over BYU on Saturday impressed more than a few voters for the Associated Press' Top 25.
For the first time since the Oct. 27, 2013, poll, the Wolverines (3-1) are back in the Top 25, ranked No. 22.
The top of the rankings remained Big Ten territory. Ohio State stayed No. 1, Michigan State No. 2.
After getting dominated by Michigan, BYU dropped from No. 22 out of the poll.
The Wolverines just missed in the USA Today coaches' Top 25, getting a season-high 84 points but ranking 26th.
Mississippi remained No. 3 in the AP rankings, and TCU broke a tie for fourth and took that spot for itself, bumping Baylor to fifth. Notre Dame kept the No. 6 spot. UCLA rose to seventh, Georgia fell from seventh to eighth and LSU slipped a position to ninth.
Utah surged eight spots to No. 10 after beating Oregon. Somebody liked the victory so much that Utah received one first-place vote.
Florida, at No. 25, got into the Top 25 for the first time since 2013, No. 23 West Virginia is ranked for the first time this season, and No. 24 California is back in the rankings for the first time since 2009.
Getting cold out there
Call it a double desert disappointment. Maybe dueling desert debacles.
Blowout losses endured by Arizona and Arizona State on Saturday were ugly, even historically hideous.
Arizona lost 56-30 to UCLA on national television, dropping from No. 16 to out of the AP Top 25.
About 90 miles up Interstate 10, Arizona State had similar trouble and lost 42-14 to No. 9 Southern California.
Arizona came in 3-0 and improving; Arizona State had lost once and needed a boost to reach its goal of playing for the Pac-12 title.
"It was not a good night of football for us," Arizona State coach Todd Graham said.
"It was real disappointing," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said.