EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 2: Michigan State Spartans mascot Sparty pumps up the crowd during a NCAA Football game against the Youngstown State Penguins at Spartan Stadium on September 2, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Sparteans won 28-6 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

College Football Rankings: Michigan State 17th In AP Top 25, 16th In USA Today Poll

The first set of college football rankings for the 2011 season is out. Michigan State is ranked 17th in the AP Top 25 and 16th in the USA Today Poll. Michigan remains unranked in both.

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College Football Rankings: USA Today Poll Has Michigan State 16th

Despite struggling a bit with Youngstown State on Friday night and not playing their sharpest game, Michigan State did not take a hit in this week's college football rankings. In fact, the Spartans actually moved up a spot in the USA Today Poll. They are now 16th after being ranked 17th in the preseason version of the poll.

Here's a full look at the top 25 for the USA Today Poll:

1. Oklahoma (43)
2. Alabama (9)
3. LSU (7)
4. Florida State
5. Boise State
6. Stanford
7. Oklahoma State
8. Texas A&M
9. Wisconsin
10. Nebraska
11. Virginia Tech
12. South Carolina
13. Arkansas
14. Oregon
15. Ohio State
16. Michigan State
17. Mississippi State
18. Florida
19. Missouri
20. Penn State
21. Texas
22. Auburn
23 Arizona State
24. West Virginia
25. TCU

Just like the AP Top 25, Michigan is 37th overall in the USA Today Poll. They received 15 total votes. Interestingly enough, Notre Dame only received eight votes. That puts the Fighting Irish 42nd overall in the USA Today Poll.

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College Football Rankings: AP Top 25 Keeps Michigan State 17th

The first non-preseason college football rankings for 2011 have been released. One week of the season is in the books, and the new polls are based on what went down in Week 1.

Because Michigan State played a sloppy game against Youngstown State, the thinking was the Spartans could drop in the new rankings. As it turns out, they stayed in the same spot in the this week's AP Top 25 as the preseason edition of the poll, coming in at No. 17 in the nation.

Here is the full AP Top 25:

1. Oklahoma (32)
2. LSU (17)
3. Alabama (9)
4. Boise State (2)
5. Florida State
6. Stanford
7. Texas A&M
8. Wisconsin
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11. Virginia Tech
12. South Carolina
13. Oregon
14. Arkansas
15. Ohio State
16. Mississippi State
17. Michigan State
18. Florida
19. West Virginia
20. Baylor
21. Missouri
22. South Florida
23. Penn State
24. Texas
25. TCU

Michigan received 17 votes, which is good for 37th overall. Notre Dame is 36th overall with 22 votes.

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