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Michigan State Received Votes In AP And Coaches Polls

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After upsetting their in-state rival over the weekend, the Spartans received votes in both polls this week.

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The Michigan State Spartans are receiving votes after their upset over in-state rival Michigan. Somehow voters decided that beating the crap out of Minnesota, then losing to your in-state rival isn’t that awful compared to losing to Rutgers then beating your in-state rival.


AP Poll

Four Big Ten Teams are ranked in the AP after the conference’s second weekend. Somehow Michigan is still ranked, and MSU is only receiving just enough votes to register in the mentions.

Full AP Results:

  1. Clemson (33 first-place votes)
  2. Alabama (29)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Georgia
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Florida
  9. BYU
  10. Wisconsin Badgers
  11. Miami
  12. Oregon
  13. Indiana Hoosiers
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. Marshall
  17. Iowa State
  18. SMU
  19. Oklahoma
  20. USC
  21. Boise State
  22. Texas
  23. Michigan Wolverines
  24. Auburn
  25. Liberty

Others Receiving Votes:

Northwestern Wildcats 106, Louisiana-Lafayette 101, North Carolina 92, Penn State Nittany Lions 87, Tulsa 73, Army 57, Kansas State 51, West Virginia 44, Utah 44, Washington 21, Purdue Boilermakers 15, Virginia Tech 11, San Diego State 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, Wake Forest 5, Michigan State Spartans 4, California 3


Amway Coaches Poll

There are just four teams in the coaches poll this week as well. Penn State dropped out after beginning the season 0-2 following their loss to Ohio State. MSU also received votes (double its AP total), while Michigan just barely clings to being ranked.

Full Coaches Poll Results:

  1. Clemson (43 first-place votes)
  2. Alabama (17)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes (2)
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Georgia
  6. Cinncinati
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Florida
  9. BYU
  10. Miami
  11. Wisconsin Badgers
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Indiana Hoosiers
  14. Oregon
  15. Marshall
  16. Coastal Carolina
  17. Iowa State
  18. SMU
  19. Oklahoma
  20. USC
  21. Auburn
  22. Army
  23. Boise State
  24. UNC
  25. Michigan Wolverines

Dropped From The Rankings:

No. 16 Kansas State; No. 17 Penn State Nittany Lions

Others Receiving Votes:

Texas 115; Northwestern Wildcats 112; Liberty 92; UL Lafayette 90; Kansas State 64; Utah 57; Penn State Nittany Lions 56; Purdue Boilermakers 55; West Virginia 49; Virginia Tech 37; Appalachian State 32; Tulsa 29; Missouri 23; Boston College 20; NC State 16; Kentucky 13; Memphis 12; Wake Forest 11; Tennessee 11; Arizona State 11; Michigan State Spartans 9; California 9; South Carolina 8; Arkansas 8; Nevada 3; San Diego State 1; Central Florida 1