September 22, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans tight end Dion Sims (80) makes catch against Eastern Michigan Eagles defensive back Pudge Cotton (7) during 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
Michigan State moved up two spots to No. 18 in the most recent coaches' poll, while Brady Hoke's Wolverines were dropped completely out of the top 25 after losing to Notre Dame.
Even though it was hardly what fans would call an impressive performance, Michigan State's victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday still helped to move Mark Dantonio's Spartans up two spots in the most recent coaches' poll.
The Spartans climbed from No. 20 to No. 18 in the latest poll released on Sunday, and remain the highest-ranked Big Ten school in the country with Nebraska (No. 20) hot on their heels. Wisconsin, despite turning in a series of poor performances against middling opponents, earned the No. 23 spot in this week's poll.
Manhandled by Notre Dame's defensive front seven much like their rival Spartans the previous week, the Michigan Wolverines dropped completely out of the rankings after suffering their second loss of 2012. Though Brady Hoke's team currently sports losses against two of the better teams in the country, Michigan still faces an uphill battle in order to win back voter support after Saturday's poor showing.
Here's the full top 25 of this week's coaches' poll:
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