Spartans Back In Top 10

In a matter of one week, Michigan State went from dropping out of College Football's "Top 10" to back with its home victory over Minnesota.

One thing you can say about College Football Polls is the fact the sooner you lose the better chance you have of getting back into the Top 10.

The most recent polls were released on Sunday afternoon and the Spartans are back in the Top 10 joining Big Ten members Wisconsin (5 Coaches / 6 AP), and Ohio State (7 Coaches / 8 AP).

For Michigan State the victory over Minnesota and other teams ahead of them dropping game over the weekend have placed the Spartans back in the Top 10 with the tenth spot in each poll.

Iowa is also in the Top 25 coming in at 13-th in each poll.

Mark Dantonio and the Spartans will enjoy a week off before getting back to finishing the final two games of the season and keeping the dream alive of winning a Big Ten Championship.

The Spartans sit at 5-1 in conference play with Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Iowa holding strong at 4-1. Here is a look at each of the teams looking to share the conference crown with the Spartans.

The Buckeyes have Penn State, Iowa and Michigan left on the schedule and look strong enough to run the table with their hardest test coming in two weeks when they travel to Iowa to take on a Hawkeyes team the Spartans know all too well. Ohio State will finish with rival Michigan with everyone expecting the Buckeyes to roll the Wolverines again.

The Badgers also have three games remaining on their schedule with two home games and one away. Up next for Wisconsin is Indiana who played Iowa tough this weekend. Bill Lynch may be in trouble and his players could look to help save his job with an upset. Wisconsin also has a road trip to Ann Arbor the following week and could find a Michigan team looking to earn Rich Rodriguez his best victory of the season. Wisconsin will finish with Northwestern to end the season and could find the Wildcats ready to test them and spoil the Badgers quest for a share of a conference title.

Iowa survived a scare Saturday against Indiana and could find Northwestern to be just as hard of a test. They will then welcome Ohio State in what will be a game to remove one from the conference title chase before finishing with Minnesota. Even if the Hawkeyes get past the Buckeyes, they could find a Minnesota team looking to send out their coaches on a high note as they play with nothing to lose.

Who said the Big Ten is boring?

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