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Michigan State Moves Up to Number 8 in Latest Amway Coaches Poll

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MSU joins Iowa (10), Michigan (6), and Ohio State (4) in the top ten.

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One week of the college football season is in the books. While we do not have any College Football Playoff rankings coming for months, we have our poll after this chaotic and exciting first weekend with the release of the Amway Coaches Poll from USA Today.

While Michigan State did not play as well as they had hoped against Furman, they still received a bump, moving up three spots to number 8.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama 1-0 1598 62 1 0 1/1
2 Clemson 1-0 1513 2 2 0 2/2
3 Florida State 1-0 1454 0 4 1 4/4
4 Ohio State 1-0 1424 0 5 1 5/5
5 Stanford 1-0 1284 0 7 2 7/7
6 Michigan 1-0 1261 0 8 2 8/8
7 Houston 1-0 1213 0 13 6 13/13
8 Michigan State 1-0 1027 0 11 3 11/11
9 Georgia 1-0 934 0 16 7 16/16
10 Iowa 1-0 797 0 15 5 15/15
11 Washington 1-0 782 0 18 7 18/18
12 Texas Christian 1-0 719 0 14 2 14/14
13 Oklahoma 0-1 707 0 3 -10 3/3
14 Tennessee 1-0 657 0 10 -4 10/10
15 Louisville 1-0 635 0 23 8 23/23
16 Wisconsin 1-0 583 0 27 11 -
17 Oklahoma State 1-0 555 0 19 2 19/19
18 Mississippi 0-1 534 0 12 -6 12/12
19 Baylor 1-0 481 0 21 2 21/21
20 Texas 1-0 439 0 32 12 -
21 Notre Dame 0-1 426 0 9 -12 9/9
22 Louisiana State 0-1 418 0 6 -16 6/6
23 Oregon 1-0 385 0 22 -1 22/22
24 Texas A&M 1-0 302 0 31 7 -
25 Florida 1-0 182 0 25 0 25/25
*Hi/Low Rankings
Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a "NR" (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.
Others Receiving Votes
Miami (Fla.) 108; North Carolina 62; Utah 61; Boise State 52; UCLA 38; Nebraska 37; Arkansas 21; Auburn 16; Brigham Young 15; San Diego State 12; Western Kentucky 11; Navy 10; Pittsburgh 9; West Virginia 8; North Carolina State 7; Southern California 6; South Florida 5; Duke 4; South Alabama 3; Southern Mississippi 2; Colorado 1; Appalachian State 1; Toledo 1.

It is interesting to note that not only does the Big Ten have 4 teams in the top 10, but with Michigan at 6 and Ohio State at 4 the Big Ten East has three teams in the top 10 of the country.

Here begins the conference balancing debate.