Spartans In The Polls

After twelve weeks of play, Michigan State is still ranked in the Top 25. Where are the Spartans now?

In the preseason, no one gave Michigan State enough love to have them ranked in the Top 25. While Big Ten foes Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Ohio State each found themselves ranked, the Spartans only received over votes in the USA Today Poll. Much has changed since the first released poll of 2010.

After the Spartans got off to a 3-0 start, they entered both polls for the first time. Since them, Mark Dantonio's group has been a mainstay reaching as high as the 5th spot in week nine prior to the teams loss to Iowa.

Since the Iowa game, the Spartans fell to as low as 16th in the AP Top 25 but have rebounded nicely sitting at the 11-th spot in both polls as of Sunday night.

While Spartan fans are happy with the team's success, they must be a little miffed by the fact Wisconsin a team the Spartans beat early in the season, has reached the spot they once held at 5-th in the Coaches Top 25 and 6th in the AP Poll.

Sunday night the latest BCS standings were released with the Spartans coming in at 12th dropping one spot from the previous week.

Saturday will find the Spartans looking to finish out a perfect season at home and hoping Iowa can knock Ohio State out of the Big Ten race. The Spartans control their status to become a Big Ten Champion, but right now must look for others to help them earn a BCS berth.

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