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Michigan State falls to No. 8 in AP Poll, No. 9 in Coaches Poll

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 06 Michigan State at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Unsurprisingly, the Michigan State Spartans have fallen a few spots in both the Associated Press Poll and the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll following the team’s loss on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers.

MSU has moved down three spots to No. 9 in the Coaches Poll, after checking in at No. 6 last week. The Spartans also dropped three spots in the AP Poll this week, coming in at No. 8 after breaking into the top-five last week.

The next College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday. Michigan State was No. 3 in the first edition of the season that came out last week.


AP Poll

There are six Big Ten teams in the AP Poll top-25 this week (in bold), including three in the top-nine. Purdue just missed out, but received the most votes for schools outside of the rankings.

Full AP Results:

  1. Georgia (63 first-place votes)
  2. Cincinnati
  3. Alabama
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Oregon
  6. Ohio State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Michigan State
  9. Michigan
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Texas A&M
  12. Mississippi
  13. Wake Forest
  14. BYU
  15. Texas-San Antonio
  16. Auburn
  17. Houston
  18. Baylor
  19. Iowa
  20. Wisconsin Badgers
  21. North Carolina State
  22. Costal Carolina
  23. Penn State
  24. Louisiana-Lafayette
  25. Pittsburgh

Others Receiving Votes:

Others receiving votes:

Purdue 174; Arkansas 139; San Diego State 84; Utah 32; Iowa State 26; Kentucky 22; Appalachian State 20; SMU 4; Mississippi State 1


USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

The Big Ten also has six teams in Coaches Poll top-25, and once again three in the top-nine, but interestingly, Michigan (No. 8) is now one spot ahead of Michigan State despite the Wolverines’ loss head-to-head against the Spartans. Purdue received 77 votes here, while Minnesota received 10, but neither team made it into the top-25 this week. Big Ten teams in bold.

Full Coaches Poll Results:

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

Schools Dropped Out:

No. 17 Kentucky; No. 24 Southern Methodist.

Others Receiving Votes:

Arkansas 116; San Diego State 103; Purdue 77; Kentucky 74; Utah 34; Iowa State 21; Appalachian State 19; Southern Methodist 18; Minnesota 10; Nevada 3; Fresno State 3; Clemson 3; Tennessee 2; Arizona State 1.