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Michigan State drops five spots to No. 12 in Week 13 AP Poll

November 21, 2021
<p>Ohio State&#x27;s Chris Olave (2) catches the ball, resulting in a touchdown during Michigan State&#x27;s loss to Ohio State on Nov. 20, 2021.</p>

Ohio State's Chris Olave (2) catches the ball, resulting in a touchdown during Michigan State's loss to Ohio State on Nov. 20, 2021.

Photo by Rahmya Trewern | The State News

Michigan State football dropped five spots in Week 13 of the AP Poll after a brutal 56-7 loss to No. 2 Ohio State yesterday. They now stand 9-2 overall and have one more game to play before postseason standings and action is decided – they will face the Penn State Nittany Lions at noon on Nov. 27 at Spartan Stadium.

The top team has not moved since last week and remain with No. 1 Georgia, who is one of the last few undefeated teams in the NCAA. Ohio State's victory against the Spartans has allowed them to come from behind and shove Alabama and Cincinnati both down a pace.

Here is where the teams stand in Week 13:

1: Georgia (11-0)

2: Ohio State (10-1)

3: Alabama (10-1)

4: Cincinnati (11-0)

5: Notre Dame (10-1)

6: Michigan (10-1)

7: Oklahoma State (10-1)

8: Ole Miss (9-2)

9: Baylor (9-2)

10: Oklahoma (10-1)

11: Oregon (9-2)

12: Michigan State (9-2)

13: Brigham Young (9-2)

14: Texas A&M (8-3)

15: UTSA (11-0)

16: Utah (8-3)

17: Iowa (9-2)

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18: Wisconsin (8-3)

19: Houston (10-1)

20 Pittsburgh (9-2)

21: Wake Forest (9-2)

22: San Diego State (10-1)

23: Louisiana-Lafayette (10-1)

24: North Carolina State (8-3)

25: Arkansas (7-4)

The Spartans were also ranked No. 13 in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll and No. 12 in the college student media poll.

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