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MSU football moves up in AP, coaches poll for second straight week

September 23, 2018
<p>Redshirt freshman kicker Tyler Hunt (97) punts during the game against Indiana on Sept. 22, 2018 at Memorial Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Hoosiers, 35-21.</p>

Redshirt freshman kicker Tyler Hunt (97) punts during the game against Indiana on Sept. 22, 2018 at Memorial Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Hoosiers, 35-21.

Photo by Matt Schmucker | The State News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After Michigan State football (2-1, 1-0 in Big Ten) beat Indiana (3-1, 0-1) in its Big Ten opener Saturday, it got rewarded, moving up to No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25 writers poll released Sunday afternoon.

The Spartans also rose to No. 18 in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll, after moving up to No. 23 last week.

Among the Big Ten Conference, Wisconsin moved up from No. 18 to No. 15, Penn State went up one spot from No. 10 to No. 9, Ohio State remained at No. 4 and University of Michigan was bumped up five spots from No. 19 to No. 14. 

Here are the complete AP rankings:

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. LSU

6. Oklahoma 

7. Stanford

8. Notre Dame 

9. Penn State

10. Auburn

11. Washington

12. West Virginia 

13. UCF

14. Michigan 

15. Wisconsin 

16. Miami (FL)

17. Kentucky 

18. Texas

19. Oregon

20. BYU

21. Michigan State 

22. Duke

23. Mississippi State 

24. California 

25. Texas Tech 

The Spartans will next face off against Central Michigan (1-3, 0-1 in MAC) Saturday at noon in Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised on FS1.

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