Tough call or not, the result remained the same.

The Spartans suffered their first loss of the season, and as a result, they took a hit in the latest Associated Press poll. Michigan State came in at No. 14, which marked the team’s worst ranking of the year.

Michigan State now finds itself third among six B1G teams in the top 25. Ohio State dropped its No. 1 ranking and came in at No. 2 while Iowa leapfrogged MSU and took the No. 8 spot. Michigan came in at No. 15 after it rolled Rutgers while Northwestern and Wisconsin both cracked the AP poll for the first time since falling to Iowa.

Despite the loss on Saturday night, Michigan State does still have a chance to win the B1G East if it wins out. The Spartans, of course, would have to beat unbeaten Ohio State in two weeks.

Before they do that, they’ll have to take care of Maryland in East Lansing.