Alert: Michigan State No. 7 In First College Football Playoff Rankings

Michigan State checked in at a disappointing No. 7 in the first college football playoff rankings of the season.

Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio must of known what to expect before the first college football playoff rankings were released Tuesday night.

During his weekly press conference, Dantonio was asked about the upcoming release and was quick to put it to the side.

“I think the end game is what’s important,” said Dantonio.  “What happens four and a half weeks or so from now, that is the bottom line.  There are a lot of big games that are going to impact those playoff or those four teams or however people are ranked, that’s going to impact those as we move forward.

“So can’t control what happens tonight.  Past is behind us.  We need to move forward.”

With three Big Ten programs in the Top Ten, the Spartans are joined by Ohio State at No. 3 and Iowa at No. 9 in the first poll.  All three teams are undefeated with the Buckeyes and Spartans still on track to meet up in three weeks.

Despite their perfect record the Spartans saw two one loss teams enter ahead of them with Alabama (No. 4) and Notre Dame (No. 5).

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS - Updated: Nov 3, 2015
RK TEAM (VOTES) W L TREND
1 CLEMSON 8 0
2 LSU 7 0
3 OHIO STATE 8 0
4 ALABAMA 7 1
5 NOTRE DAME 7 1
6 BAYLOR 7 0
7 MICHIGAN STATE 8 0
8 TCU 8 0
9 IOWA 8 0
10 FLORIDA 7 1
11 STANFORD 7 1
12 UTAH 7 1
13 MEMPHIS 8 0
14 OKLAHOMA STATE 8 0
15 OKLAHOMA 7 1
16 FLORIDA STATE 7 1
17 MICHIGAN 6 2
18 OLE MISS 7 2
19 TEXAS A&M 6 2
20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 6 2
21 NORTHWESTERN 6 2
22 TEMPLE 7 1
23 UCLA 6 2
24 TOLEDO 7 0
25 HOUSTON 8 0

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