EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15: Edwin Baker #4 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a first down in the second quarter as Thomas Gordon #30 and Troy Woolfolk #29 attempt to make the stop during the game at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Michigan 28-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

College Football Rankings: Michigan State 16th In BCS Standings

Following Michigan State's 28-14 win over Michigan, the new college football rankings have moved the Spartans ahead of the Wolverines.

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BCS Rankings: Michigan State Comes In At No. 16 In Debut Standings

The first BCS standings of the 2011 college football season are out. Michigan State is ranked 16th, one spot behind where the AP Top 25 has them and three spots behind their ranking in the USA Today Poll.

Michigan comes in at No. 18 in the initial BCS standings. The Wolverines are 17th and 18th in the USA Today Poll and AP Top 25, respectively, so there's not much disagreement with the BCS. Had Michigan won on Saturday, it's likely the BCS would have had them in the top 10, which is where the BCS projections had the Wolverines last week.

Here is the full rundown of the BCS standings for Week 8:

1. LSU

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Oklahoma State

5. Boise State

6. Wisconsin

7. Clemson

8. Stanford

9. Arkansas

10. Oregon

11. Kansas State

12. Virginia Tech

13. Nebraska

14. South Carolina

15. West Virginia

16. Michigan State

17. Texas A&M

18. Michigan

19. Houston

20. Auburn

21. Penn State

22. Georgia Tech

23. Illinois

24. Texas

25. Washington

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College Football Rankings: AP Top 25 Ranks Michigan State 15th

Just like the USA Today Poll, the AP Top 25 for Week 8 has moved Michigan State ahead of Michigan. Considering the Spartans beat the Wolverines on Saturday, that's no real surprise. Michigan State is up to 15th and Michigan dropped down to 18th. Michigan State's opponent for next week, Wisconsin, is now fourth in the AP Top 25.

Here's the full AP Top 25 for Week 8:

1. LSU (41)

2. Alabama (11)

3. Oklahoma (6)

4. Wisconsin

5. Boise State (1)

6. Oklahoma State

7. Stanford

8. Clemson

9. Oregon

10. Arkansas

11. West Virginia

12. Kansas State

13. Nebraska

14. South Carolina

15. Michigan State

16. Virginia Tech

17. Texas A&M

18. Michigan

19. Auburn

20. Georgia Tech

21. Houston

22. Washington

23. Illinois

24. Arizona State

25. Georgia

If Michigan State pulls off the upset against Wisconsin next Saturday, it will be interesting to see how far the Spartans move up in the polls next week. They could be looking at a top 10 ranking with a win.

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