After losing to Ohio State 17-16 on Saturday afternoon, the Spartans have joined the Wolverines outside of the top 25 in the latest poll.
This is the first time since week 2 of the 2010 season that both the Spartans and Wolverines have failed to appear in the AP Top 25 Poll.
The Wolverines will open their Big Ten schedule on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind., to face a 3-1 Purdue team that presents a high scoring offense. Michigan currently sits at 2-2 on the season and will look to rebound after losing to Notre Dame on September 22nd.
Michigan State failed to get its running game going against Ohio State as Le'Veon Bell rushed for only 45 yards. Andrew Maxwell had a solid game with 269 passing yards and 1 touchdown. The Spartans will now turn their attention to an improved Indiana team.
Alabama was the unanimous choice atop the poll after defeating Ole Miss 33-14 Saturday evening. Oregon, Florida State, LSU, and Georgia round out the top 5, giving the SEC 3 of the top 5 teams in the country.
Ohio State, Nebraska, and Northwestern are the only Big Ten teams currently in the top 25.
Jeff Vanover is an intern for the 7 Sports team. You can follow Jeff on Twitter: @JVanover810
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