Oct 13, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Brennen Beyer (97) celebrates with teammates and fans after the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 45-0. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State football: Michigan Wolverines No. 23 in AP Top 25 Poll

As expected, Michigan State did not land in the AP Top 25 Poll in Week Eight after losing to Iowa 19-16 in double overtime. The Spartans are yet to show any sign of life on offense, something that MSU has been harped on about this entire season. However, the defense put in a valiant effort last Saturday. Pat Narduzzi and his group of players have held opposing offenses to 20 points or less five times this season, which is a tremendous feat for any team to accomplish.

The Michigan Wolverines moved up two spots in this week’s poll after destroying another tomato-can team in Illinois 45-0. It’s hard to believe that the Spartans will stand a chance in Ann Arbor this coming Saturday against the Wolverines because U-M has it rolling on both offense and defense. The game will be televised on BTN at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Here is how the Week Seven AP Top 25 Poll turned out…

Week Eight AP Top 25 Poll vs. Spartan Avenue Ballot

Rank

AP Top 25 Poll

Spartan Avenue Ballot

1.

Alabama

Alabama

2.

Oregon

Oregon

3.

Florida

Florida

4.

Kansas State

Notre Dame

5.

Notre Dame

Ohio State

6.

LSU

Kansas State

7.

Ohio State

Oklahoma

8.

Oregon State

USC

9.

South Carolina

LSU

10.

Oklahoma

Oregon State

11.

USC

Clemson

12.

Florida State

Georgia

13.

Georgia

Louisville

14.

Clemson

South Carolina

15.

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

16.

Louisville

Florida State

17.

West Virginia

West Virginia

18.

Texas Tech

Michigan

19.

Rutgers

Boise State

20.

Texas A&M

Rutgers

21.

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

22.

Stanford

Texas A&M

23.

Michigan

Texas Tech

24.

Boise State

W. Kentucky

25.

Ohio

Texas

Out: Louisiana Tech, Texas

 

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