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Michigan State football rises in polls after best start since 2015

September 26, 2021
<p>Michigan State&#x27;s transfer cornerback Ronald Williams (9) prepares to run the ball towards the endzone during Michigan State&#x27;s win against University of Nebraska on Sept. 25, 2021.</p>

Michigan State's transfer cornerback Ronald Williams (9) prepares to run the ball towards the endzone during Michigan State's win against University of Nebraska on Sept. 25, 2021.

Photo by Rahmya Trewern | The State News

Michigan State Head Coach Mel Tucker and his football team are in the midst of their best start since 2015, finding themselves moving up to No. 17 going into Week 5 of the collegiate season AP Poll.

The team has gone on an undefeated, 4-0 win streak, defeating Nebraska 23-20 in overtime last night off the foot of graduate student kicker Matt Coghlin.

The top three teams have not moved since last week and remain with No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia and No. 3 Oregon.

Here is where the teams stand in Week 5:

1: Alabama

2: Georgia

3: Oregon

4: Penn State

5: Iowa

6: Oklahoma

7: Cincinnati

8: Arkansas

9: Notre Dame

10: Florida

11: Ohio State

12: Ole Miss

13: BYU

14: Michigan

15: Texas A&M

16: Coastal Carolina

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17: Michigan State

18: Fresno State

19: Oklahoma State

20: UCLA

21: Baylor

22: Auburn

23: NC State

24: Wake Forest

25: Clemson

The Spartans were also ranked No. 16 in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll and No. 17 in the college student media poll.

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