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Michigan State Spartans continue climb in both AP and Coaches Polls

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The Spartans again move up in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week, as MSU moved to 7-0.

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The Michigan State Spartans continue to get wins this season and so once again, have moved up in both the Associated Press Poll and USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Following yet another win on the road against a tough Big Ten opponent in Indiana, and improving to 7-0 on the season, the Spartans enter this week at No. 7 in the Coaches Poll and No. 9 in the AP Poll.

Let us all take a second to remember last week’s poll results where Iowa was ranked No. 2 in both the AP and Coaches Polls and a lot of people were making fun of the overreaction to the Penn State win. Man did that ranking not last long.


AP Poll

This week’s AP Top-25 Poll features four Big Ten teams all ranked inside the top-10 of the rankings thanks to Iowa falling nine spots to No. 11. For the first time since 2007, Purdue also just barely squeaked into the rankings at No. 25, though perhaps the Boilermakers are really No. 2 in our hearts with this gem of a tweet yesterday:

Big Ten teams are in bold.

Full AP Results:

  1. Georgia (63 first-place votes)
  2. Cincinnati
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Alabama
  5. Ohio State
  6. Michigan
  7. Penn State
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Michigan State
  10. Oregon
  11. Iowa
  12. Ole Miss
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Coastal Carolina
  15. Kentucky
  16. Wake Forest
  17. Texas A&M
  18. NC State
  19. Auburn
  20. Baylor
  21. SMU
  22. San Diego State
  23. Pittsburgh
  24. UTSA
  25. Purdue

Others Receiving Votes:

Clemson 64, Utah 43, Arkansas 29, Brigham Young 21, Air Force 19, Iowa State 14, Louisiana-Lafayette 13, Arizona State 7, Florida 7, Texas 5, UCLA 4, Houston 2, LSU 2, Virginia 1.


USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

The Big Ten also has four teams inside the top-10 of the Coaches Poll (Big Ten teams in bold). Iowa dropped nine spots as well, falling out of the top-10. Purdue did not vault into the top-25 here, however, with a far more measured reaction registering the Boilermakers merely in the receiving votes columns.

Full Coaches Poll Results:

  1. Georgia (65 first-place votes)
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Alabama
  5. Ohio State
  6. Michigan
  7. Michigan State
  8. Penn State
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. Oregon
  11. Iowa
  12. Ole Miss
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Kentucky
  15. Wake Forest
  16. Coastal Carolina
  17. Texas A&M
  18. NC State
  19. SMU
  20. Baylor
  21. San Diego State
  22. Auburn
  23. Pittsburgh
  24. Clemson
  25. UTSA

Schools that Dropped Out:

No. 17 Florida; No. 19 Arkansas; No. 20 Brigham Young; No. 22 Arizona State.

Others Receiving Votes:

Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; Brigham Young 23; Air Force 20; UL Lafayette 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; Louisiana State 2; Fresno State 1.