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Ahead Of Oregon Showdown, Michigan State Maintains Positions In Both Associated Press and Amway Coaches Polls

Michigan State gets its long-anticipated rematch with Oregon on Saturday night as the Ducks' visit brings Spartan Stadium its first meeting between two top 10 teams since 1966.

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As Michigan State prepares to welcome Oregon into Spartan Stadium's doors on Saturday night in front of a national TV audience on ABC, it'll do so exactly where it began the 2015 season in the polls.

In response to the Spartans' 37-24 victory over Western Michigan in their visit to Kalamazoo, Mich. on Friday, they've maintained their positions in both major polls - with the Associated Press keeping them at No. 5 and the Amway Coaches Poll keeping them at No. 6.

With 1,198 points in the AP Poll, Michigan State is 54 points behind fourth-ranked Baylor, which beat SMU on Friday, and is 32 points ahead of sixth-ranked Auburn, which beat Louisville on Saturday.

The Spartans' 1,252 points in the Amway Coaches Poll has them 27 points behind their opponent on Saturday - Oregon - and 62 points ahead of seventh-ranked Auburn.

Meanwhile, Oregon maintained its positions in both polls, as well.

The Amway Coaches Poll has the Ducks, who beat Eastern Washington on Saturday, fifth while the AP has them seventh with 1,081 points - 117 points behind Michigan State.

Elsewhere, Ohio State was an unanimous No. 1 in the AP Poll for the second straight week following its 42-24 victory at Virginia Tech on Monday night as it received all 61 first-place votes.

Alabama (No. 2) and TCU (No. 3) swapped places in both polls after the Crimson Tide's impressive victory over Wisconsin on Saturday while TCU squeaked by MInnesota on Thursday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Currently, after the Spartans' first meeting with the Ducks in East Lansing since 1999 on Saturday, the only other ranked opponent on their schedule are the top-ranked Buckeyes, who host them Nov. 21 in Columbus.

Wisconsin - at No. 24 in the Amway Coaches Poll following its 35-17 loss to Alabama in Arlington, Texas on Saturday - is the only Big Ten team other than Ohio State or Michigan State ranked in either poll.

The entire AP Poll can be found here while the Amway Coaches Poll can be seen here.