Michigan State moves up to No. 2 in Coaches Poll
We’ve been calling Michigan State the No. 2 team in America all week, despite the fact that the Spartans were only No. 3 in the Coaches Poll.
Now, the Coaches Poll is in line with that.
Michigan State moved up to No. 2 in the Week 5 Coaches Poll after picking up a 30-10 victory against Central Michigan on Saturday. The Spartans earned two of the possible 64 first-place votes, with 61 of them going to No. 1 Ohio State.
The four-game winning streak to start the season was the first time the Spartans accomplished such a feat since 2010. Michigan State has moved up in the poll each of the last three weeks.
Fellow B1G foes Northwestern and Wisconsin also moved up the polls after picking up Saturday night victories. They’re ranked No. 17 and No. 18, respectively.
Though there was speculation that Michigan or Iowa would move into the Coaches Poll after convincing victories on Saturday. Instead, they were left out for a 2-2 Oregon team that allowed 62 points.
Michigan did receive the most votes (84) of any unranked team while Iowa got 44, Minnesota had 6, Indiana had 2 and Illinois received one vote.
Michigan State will kick off B1G play against Purdue next Saturday.