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Michigan State Spartans jump to No. 5 in AP Poll and No. 6 in Coaches Poll

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Coming off the huge win over rival Michigan yesterday, the Spartans climbed up in both polls.

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The Michigan State Spartans continue the relentless climb in the polls this week following the monstrous win over then No. 6 Michigan. After the dominating comeback fueled by Kenneth Walker III’s record-setting five-touchdown performance, Michigan State has moved up to No. 5 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

Be sure to check back with the site later this week, as the first College Football Playoff committee rankings of the year come out on Tuesday, Nov. 2.


AP Poll

And then there were three, or in the case of Michigan State, just one if talking undefeated teams in the Big Ten. This week’s AP Top-25 Poll features just three Big Ten teams now ranked inside the top-10 after Iowa collapsed against Wisconsin and fell to No. 19. Other notables around the country include Wake Forest breaking into the top-10 for the first time in program history.

Big Ten teams are in bold.

Full AP Results:

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

Others Receiving Votes:

Pittsburgh 117, North Carolina State 104, Wisconsin 91, Mississippi State 79, Arkansas 72, Minnesota 51, San Diego State 50, Appalachian State 23, Utah 11, Iowa State 9, Nevada 2


USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

The Big Ten also has just three teams in the top-10 of the AP with Michigan dropping four spots to just squeak in after the loss to Michigan State yesterday. Minnesota and Wisconsin both are receiving votes in the AP and Coaches polls this week, but still have several games left before the rivals face each other at the end of the season. Could the Gophers be looking at a West Division title when that happens?

Full Coaches Poll Results:

  1. Georgia (64 first-place votes)
  2. Cincinnati
  3. Alabama
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State
  6. Michigan State
  7. Oregon
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Wake Forest
  10. Michigan
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Baylor
  14. Auburn
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Iowa
  17. Kentucky
  18. UTSA
  19. Houston
  20. BYU
  21. Coastal Carolina
  22. NC State
  23. Penn State
  24. SMU
  25. Pittsburgh

Schools Dropped Out:

No. 20 San Diego State; No. 23 Iowa State.

Others Receiving Votes:

UL Lafayette 156; Fresno State 73; San Diego State 65; Arkansas 65; Minnesota 29; Wisconsin 26; Mississippi State 20; Utah 10; Appalachian State 10; Air Force 9; Liberty 4; Iowa State 4; Clemson 4; Arizona State 1.