Michigan State moved up to No. 5 in the AP Poll, leapfrogging Michigan, Oregon and Ohio State after knocking off the No. 6 team in the country.
The Michigan Wolverines were the only other unbeaten team in the Big Ten heading into Saturday. For about two and a half quarters, it looked like they would retain their perfect record, taking a 30-14 lead in the third. However, Michigan State came storming back to win the game 37-33 propelled by a stellar five touchdown performance from Kenneth Walker III.
The Big Ten now has three teams in the top ten. Ohio State dropped down a spot to No. 6, and the Wolverines fell to No. 9. Iowa tumbled down to No. 19 after losing 27-7 to Wisconsin in Camp Randall.
The Spartans were ranked sixth in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Student Media Poll.
5. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
8. Notre Dame
10. Wake Forest
11. Oklahoma State
13. Texas A&M
15. Ole Miss
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17. Brigham Young
21. Coastal Carolina
22. Penn State
25. Fresno State
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