The coaches might have been wrong to rank Oregon ahead of Michigan State last week.

After Saturday night’s showdown, Michigan State showed it was the better team. As a result, the Spartans hurdled the Ducks in the Coaches Poll.

Michigan State moved up to No. 4 in the Coaches Poll following last night’s 31-28 victory against Oregon in East Lansing. It was the first victory by any team in college football over a top-10 team.

The Spartans earned their highest ranking in the Coaches Poll since the end of the 2013-14 season, when they were ranked No. 3 following their defeat of Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

The Spartans don’t have a game against a ranked team until they take on No. 1 Ohio State on Nov. 21. The defending national champion Buckeyes handed Michigan State its only conference loss in 2014. To get to a Big Ten Championship, they’ll likely have to knock off Ohio State in Columbus.

Air Force will come to East Lansing next Saturday to take on Michigan State.