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Michigan State Spartans fall in college football top 25 polls

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NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

After Saturday’s debilitating loss, the Michigan State Spartans are falling down the polls.

They find themselves outside the top 15 in both major polls, including the Amway Coaches' Top 25 Poll. MSU came in at No, 16 in that poll, down eight spots from their No. 8 ranking last week.

MSU fell nine spots to No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll following the 30-6 loss to Wisconsin, who went from No. 10 to No. 8 in the Coaches Poll and jumped to No. 8 from No. 11 in the AP Poll.

The Spartans are now the fifth-highest-ranked Big Ten team in both major polls.

Ohio State comes in at No. 2 in the Coaches Poll, followed by No. 5 Michigan, No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 15 Nebraska. The AP poll also has Ohio State at No. 2, Michigan at No. 4 and Nebraska at No. 15.

All in all, Saturday was a tough one to stomach, but it won’t keep the Spartans from reaching their ultimate goal if they can win out. Doing that is obviously a very tall task to achieve, but the Spartans still control their own destiny with teams like Michigan and Ohio State still on the schedule.