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Michigan State football drops to bottom of AP, coaches polls

September 9, 2018
<p>A Spartan's helmet during the game against Utah State on Aug. 31 at Spartan Stadium. At halftime the Spartans were leading 20-14.</p>

A Spartan's helmet during the game against Utah State on Aug. 31 at Spartan Stadium. At halftime the Spartans were leading 20-14.

Photo by Annie Barker | The State News

After a 16-13 loss to now-No. 23 Arizona State (2-0) Saturday night in Tempe, then-No. 15 Michigan State (1-1) dropped in the AP Top 25 writers poll Sunday afternoon to No. 25.

The Spartans also dropped from No. 13 to No. 24 in the USA Today Amway Coaches poll.

Other Big Ten teams that moved in this week's AP poll are Wisconsin from No. 5 to No. 6,  Penn State from No. 13 to No. 11 and Michigan from No. 21 to No. 19. Ohio State remained at No. 4.

The complete AP rankings are as follows (first-place votes):

1. Alabama (54)

2. Clemson (6)

3. Georgia

4. Ohio State

5. Oklahoma

6. Wisconsin (1)

7. Auburn

8. Notre Dame

9. Stanford

10. Washington

11. Penn State

12. LSU

13. Virginia Tech

14. West Virginia

15. TCU

16. Mississippi State

17. Boise State

18. UCF

19. Michigan

20. Oregon

21. Miami (FL)

22. USC

23. Arizona State

24. Oklahoma State

25. Michigan State

The Spartans will go on the road in two weeks, following a bye week, to take on the Indiana Hoosiers (2-0) on Sept. 22. Game time and television network are still yet to be determined.

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