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Michigan State football rises one spot to No. 7 in AP Poll

November 14, 2021
<p>Head Coach Mel Tucker applauds graduate kicker Matt Coghlin (4) as he returns to the sidelines during Michigan State&#x27;s victory over University of Maryland on Nov. 13, 2021.</p>

Head Coach Mel Tucker applauds graduate kicker Matt Coghlin (4) as he returns to the sidelines during Michigan State's victory over University of Maryland on Nov. 13, 2021.

Photo by Rahmya Trewern | The State News

Michigan State football rebounded well against Maryland, coming off the field Saturday night with a ninth victory under their belt. The Spartans have two games left in the regular season and need to keep it locked in in order to find themselves that long-awaited postseason action.

The top team has not moved since last week and remain with No. 1 Georgia. No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Cincinnati have switched places, while Oklahoma dropped to No. 12 after their loss to Baylor.

Here is where the teams stand in Week 12:

1: Georgia (10-0)

2: Alabama (9-1)

3: Cincinnati (10-0)

4: Oregon (9-1)

5: Ohio State (9-1)

6: Notre Dame (9-1)

7: Michigan State (9-1)

8: Michigan (9-1)

9: Oklahoma State (9-1)

10: Ole Miss (8-2)

11: Baylor (8-2)

12: Oklahoma (9-1)

13: Wake Forest (9-1)

14: Brigham Young (8-2)

15: UTSA (10-0)

16: Texas A&M (7-3)

17: Houston (9-1)

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18: Iowa (8-2)

19: Wisconsin (7-3)

20: Pittsburgh (8-2)

21: Arkansas (7-3)

22: Louisiana Lafayette (9-1)

23: San Diego State (9-1)

24: Utah (7-3)

25: North Carolina State (7-3)

The Spartans were also ranked No. 8 in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll and the college student media poll.

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