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Michigan State football enters the top ten of AP Poll

October 10, 2021
<p>Redshirt sophomore quarterback Payton Thorne (10) looks for an opening in defense during the first quarter of their game against Miami on Sept. 18, 2021. </p>

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Payton Thorne (10) looks for an opening in defense during the first quarter of their game against Miami on Sept. 18, 2021.

Photo by Lauren DeMay | The State News

Michigan State football has risen to the top 10 of college football after a 6-0 start. The Spartans defeated Rutgers 31-13 on Saturday, powered by stellar performances from Kenneth Walker III and Jalen Nailor, to remain undefeated this season. MSU looks to take advantage of losses by top 4 teams Alabama and Penn State. 

Michigan State was also ranked No. 9 in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the College Student Media Poll.

The Spartans have taken advantage of a chaotic college football season thus far that has seen even giants of college football Alabama and Clemson drop.

Here's where the teams stand in Week 7.

  1. Georgia

  2. Iowa

  3. Cincinnati

  4. Oklahoma

  5. Alabama

  6. Ohio State

  7. Penn State

  8. Michigan

  9. Oregon

  10. Michigan State

  11. Kentucky

  12. Oklahoma State

  13. Ole Miss

  14. Notre Dame

  15. Coastal Carolina

  16. Wake Forest

  17. Arkansas

  18. Arizona State

  19. BYU

  20. Florida

  21. Texas A&M

  22. North Carolina State

  23. SMU

  24. San Diego State

  25. Texas

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