After winning their season opener, the Michigan State Spartans are ranked No. 9 on SB Nation's Week 2 BlogPoll entering this week's action. They're the highest-rated team in the Big Ten Conference, although four other teams from the conference land in the top 20.
With the 17-13 win over the Boise State Broncos last week, Michigan State knocked off arguably its most difficult non-conference foe of the year. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, ranked No. 21 in the BlogPoll, come to town on Sept. 15, but we'll see how they fare against Purdue Boilermakers this week after the 50-10 beat down of Navy in Ireland.
The Alabama Crimson Tide take the top spot in the rankings after crushing the Michigan Wolverines last week. Alabama nabbed 81 of the 93 first-place votes, with 10 going to second-ranked USC and one apiece to Oregon and Oklahoma State.