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Tyler O'Connor-led Upset Of Ohio State Moves Michigan State To No. 6 In Both Polls

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With one week left in the regular season, Michigan State's gigantic 17-14 of previously unbeaten Ohio State has it at No. 6 in both polls.

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Connor Cook out at quarterback for Michigan State at the 'Shoe?

Tyler O'Connor, coupled with the work Gerald Holmes and L.J. Scott did on the ground, said 'no problem.'

The job O'Connor did in Cook's stead in leading Michigan State to an unexpected 17-14 upset of 10-0 Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday sent shockwaves all across the college football world.

As a result, Michigan State moved up three spots in both major polls to reside at No. 6 in the Associated Press Poll and at No. 6 in the AMWAY Coaches Poll entering its regular-season finale against Penn State.

For the first time all year, someone else other than Ohio State is the Big Ten's highest ranked team as Iowa moved up to No. 3 with Michigan State (No. 6), Ohio State (No. 8), Michigan (No. 12) and Northwestern (No. 17) all following.

The Spartans' 1,286 points in the AP Poll places them nine points behind fifth-ranked Oklahoma while they hold a comfortable margin over No. 7 Baylor.

In the AMWAY Coaches' Poll, the five Big Ten teams are in the same order they are in the AP Poll.

Michigan State's 1,302 points has it 62 points behind No. 5 Oklahoma while it holds a 101-point lead over No. 7 Baylor.

All teams ranked in Top 10 of the AP Poll all reside in the Top 10 of the coaches' poll, with Florida and Oklahoma State swapping spots between No. 9 and No. 10.

The entire AP Poll can be seen here while the AMWAY Coaches' Poll can be glanced at here.