MSU remains out, UM up in latest AP poll

It was another crazy weekend in college football and there were several shakeups in the latest AP Top 25 poll.

Michigan State remained out of the latest poll after losing to Iowa 19-16 in double overtime. Le'Veon Bell rushed the ball 29 times for 140 yards, but the Spartans couldn't capitalize on Bell's effort. Iowa's Mark Weisman scored from 5 yards out with under a minute remaining to force overtime. In the second overtime Andrew Maxwell threw an interception, which sealed the win for Iowa. The Spartans now sit at 4-3 overall and 1-2 in Big Ten play.

For the second straight week Michigan dominated from start to finish, defeating Illinois 45-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines moved up 2 spots and are now ranked 23rd in the latest AP Poll. Denard Robinson threw for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for another 128 yards. As a team, the Wolverines rushed for 353 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. Michigan improved to 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Big Ten.

The Spartans and Wolverines will now turn their attention to one another as they meet this Saturday in their annual rivalry game. Michigan State has won 4 straight contests in the rivalry. Kickoff is set for 3:30 from Ann Arbor.

Alabama and Oregon remain the top two teams in the country but Florida has moved into the 3rd spot after defeating Vanderbilt 31-17. Kansas State and Notre Dame round out the top 5.

Ohio State sits at no. 7 currently and is the only other Big Ten team currently ranked in the top 25.

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