Michigan State has jumped into the top 25 of the major college football polls just ahead of its rivalry tilt with Michigan.
The Spartans are ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls, which were released this afternoon.
MSU, which improved to 7-1 and 4-0 in the Big Ten after a 42-3 road victory over Illinois on Saturday, is in the top 25 of the AP poll for the first time since September 2012. The Spartans were in the top 25 of the coaches poll for a week earlier this season before dropping out after the loss to Notre Dame.
Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) is ranked No. 23 in this week’s AP poll and No. 21 in the coaches poll. MSU hosts the Wolverines at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
About this blogChris Solari
Chris Solari has been with LSJ Media since 2006 and has covered Spartan athletics since 1994 while attending MSU. He also was an award-winning writer while covering South Dakota State athletics from 2002-06.Brian Calloway
Brian is a native of Coloma, Mich., and a 2005 graduate of Eastern Michigan. He has worked at the Lansing State Journal since October 2010.
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