Spartans get first-place votes in AP poll
Ohio State is still the best team in college football, but it’s no longer unanimous.
For the first time in the Associated Press poll, the Buckeyes did not receive all of the first-place votes. The two votes that didn’t go to the defending national champions went to another Big Ten team.
Yes, I mean Michigan State.
The Spartans became the first team to record a top-10 victory last night when they took down No. 7 Oregon, and on Sunday, they got some appreciation for it. Two AP voters tabbed Michigan State as the No. 1 team in college football.
Michigan State is still behind Alabama and TCU at No. 4 in both polls, but neither of those teams received first-place votes by the AP.
The Buckeyes made history in August as the first team to ever be named the unanimous preseason No. 1 in the poll.
Michigan State, of course, will take on Ohio State in November. For both teams, that’s their last remaining regular season game against ranked teams. Last year’s showdown in East Lansing decided the Big Ten East race, which could once again be the case this year.
The Spartans will return to action on Saturday when they host Air Force.