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MSU up to No. 4 in polls, highest since 1967

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Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

MSU reached No. 5 under Nick Saban in 1999 and under Mark Dantonio in 2010, but after defeating Ohio State last night, the Spartans jumped up from No. 9/10 to No. 4 in both major polls. It's MSU's highest ranking since opening the 1967 season at No. 3.

All those scenarios about a backdoor BCS appearance did not matter, with MSU taking care of business.

Coaches Poll (see ballots here)

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW*
1 Florida State
Seminoles
13-0 1550 62 1 1/12
2 Auburn
Tigers
12-1 1486 0 3 1 2/NR
3 Alabama
Crimson Tide
11-1 1414 0 4 1 1/4
4 Michigan State
Spartans
12-1 1342 0 9 5 4/NR
5 Baylor
Bears
11-1 1275 0 7 2 4/NR
6 Ohio State
Buckeyes
12-1 1211 0 2 4 2/6
7 Stanford
Cardinal
11-2 1188 0 10 3 4/13
8 South Carolina
Gamecocks
10-2 1108 0 7 1 6/20
9 Missouri
Tigers
11-2 1088 0 5 4 5/NR
10 Oklahoma
Sooners
10-2 913 0 15 5 8/18
11 Clemson
Tigers
10-2 899 0 11 4/11
12 Oregon
Ducks
10-2 887 0 12 2/12
13 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
10-2 845 0 6 7 6/20
14 LSU
Tigers
9-3 719 0 14 6/19
15 Central Florida
Knights
11-1 658 0 17 2 15/NR
16 Louisville
Cardinals
11-1 611 0 16 6/17
17 Arizona State
Sun Devils
10-3 602 0 13 4 13/NR
18 UCLA
Bruins
9-3 520 0 19 1 10/22
19 Wisconsin
Badgers
9-3 408 0 21 2 14/NR
20 Fresno State
Bulldogs
11-1 344 0 22 2 13/NR
21 Duke
Blue Devils
10-3 247 0 20 1 20/NR
21 Texas A&M
Aggies
8-4 247 0 25 4 6/25
23 Northern Illinois
Huskies
12-1 149 0 18 5 18/NR
24 Georgia
Bulldogs
8-4 135 0 NR 5/NR
25 Miami
Hurricanes
9-3 73 0 NR 6/NR

AP Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Florida State (56) 13-0 1,496 1
2 Auburn (4) 12-1 1,444 3
3 Alabama 11-1 1,376 4
4 Michigan State 12-1 1,278 10
5 Stanford 11-2 1,217 7
6 Baylor 11-1 1,185 9
7 Ohio State 12-1 1,130 2
8 South Carolina 10-2 1,099 8
9 Missouri 11-2 1,066 5
10 Oregon 10-2 880 12
11 Oklahoma 10-2 878 18
12 Clemson 10-2 848 13
13 Oklahoma State 10-2 797 6
14 LSU 9-3 726 14
15 UCF 11-1 629 15
16 Arizona State 10-3 614 11
17 UCLA 9-3 544 17
18 Louisville 11-1 525 19
19 Wisconsin 9-3 383 21
20 Texas A&M 8-4 282 22
21 Fresno State 11-1 227 24
22 Duke 10-3 201 20
23 Georgia 8-4 196 25
24 Northern Illinois 12-1 144 16
25 Notre Dame 8-4 76 NR
Others Receiving Votes: USC 74, Iowa 48, Miami (FL) 47, Vanderbilt 25, Texas 22, Cincinnati 11, Bowling Green 10, Washington 9, Rice 7, North Dakota State 4, Minnesota 2