Courtesy of a 24-point fourth quarter against Indiana on Saturday, Michigan State emerged with a 52-26 victory and a 8-0 record overall heading into its bye week.
Despite the unblemished record, Michigan State continues to seemingly not impress the voters as it received a mixed bag regarding poll position.
The Spartans moved up a spot to No. 6 in the Associated Press Poll but dropped a spot to fifth in the AMWAY Coaches' Poll.
The AP Poll sees the Spartans with 1,250 points - which puts them 77 points behind No. 5 Louisiana State and 87 points ahead of No. 7 Alabama.
Ohio State continues to top the AP Poll with 39 first-place votes while Iowa jumped up two spots from No. 12 to No. 10 and Michigan stayed at No. 15 during its bye week.
For Michigan State, the AMWAY Coaches Poll saw a small dip from No. 4 to No. 5 as LSU and Michigan State switched places.
With 1,338 points, the Spartans are seven points behind the Tigers and 15 points clear of No. 6 Clemson
The Buckeyes' 49 first-place votes paces the coaches' poll as the Hawkeyes (No. 11) and the Wolverines (No. 17) round out the Big Ten's representation.