With a 35-27 victory over Northwestern, Michigan State is now sitting at the No. 5 spot in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches Polls.
This marks the Spartans highest ranking since USA TODAY began administering their poll in the 1991-92 seasons. It is also the highest ranking the Spartans have received in the AP Poll since 1999, when Michigan State defeated No. 3 Michigan to take over the No. 5 ranking.
While the move in both polls is important, the Spartans No. 5 ranking in the BCS is even more impressive. This is the highest ranking ever received by a Spartans team.
Michigan State travels to (18/19) Iowa next Saturday for a Big Ten showdown and chance to continue their magical run.