College Football Rankings: Michigan Comes In At No. 16 In BCS Standings

Michigan is at No. 16 this week, and on the outside of the BCS looking in. Check out the latest BCS rankings.

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BCS Rankings, Week 14: Michigan Ranked 16th, Michigan State 13th

In order to be eligible for an at-large berth to a BCS game, the Michigan Wolverines need to be ranked in the top 14 of the BCS standings. Right now, with a week to play, Michigan is on the outside looking in. They are ranked 16th in the Week 14 BCS standings, right behind Michigan State, Georgia and Wisconsin. The good news is Michigan should jump the loser of the Michigan State/Wisconsin game, and if LSU beats Georgia, Michigan should move up another spot. There are no guarantees, though.

Below is a look at the full BCS rankings for Week 14.

2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma State
4 Stanford
5 Virginia Tech
6 Houston
7 Boise State
8 Arkansas
9 Oregon
10 Oklahoma
11 Kansas State
12 South Carolina
13 Michigan State
14 Georgia
15 Wisconsin
16 Michigan
17 Baylor
18 TCU
19 Nebraska
20 Clemson
21 Penn State
22 Texas
23 West Virginia
24 Southern Miss
25 Missouri

As for Michigan State's ranking, it is really Rose Bowl or bust. If the Spartans beat Wisconsin, they automatically are the Big Ten's representative in the Rose Bowl. If they lose, however, Michigan State will likely drop out of the top 14 and contention for an at-large bid.


College Football Rankings: Michigan State Moves Up To 9th In USA Today Poll

Unlike the AP Top 25, Michigan State moved up a spot in the Week 14 USA Today Poll. The Spartans were 10th last week, and this week they are ninth in the nation after beating Northwestern. Michigan, which was ranked 16th in last week's poll, is still in that spot this week.

Here's a look at the full USA Today Poll for Week 14 (via @nicoleauerbach):

1. LSU

2. Alabama

3. Virginia Tech

4. Stanford

5. Oklahoma State

6. Houston

7. Oregon

8. Boise State

9. Michigan State

10. Arkansas

11. Oklahoma

12. Wisconsin

13. South Carolina

14. Georgia

15. Kansas State

16. Michigan

17. TCU

18. Baylor

19. Nebraska

20. West Virginia

21. Clemson

22. Penn State

23. Southern Miss

24. Florida State

25. Cincinnati

Michigan needs to get into the top 14 of the BCS standings to be eligible for an at-large berth. Since the USA Today Poll is one of the components of the BCS, the Wolverines will hope to move ahead of the Michigan State/Wisconsin loser, Georgia (if LSU wins the SEC Championship Game) and Oklahoma (if Oklahoma State wins that rivalry game) next week.


College Football Rankings: Michigan State Again 11th In AP Top 25

Although there were several changes in the top 10 in the Week 14 AP Top 25, Michigan State and Michigan are both in the same spots as last week. The Spartans came in at No. 11, one spot behind USC and Boise State, which are tied for ninth. Michigan is still 17th despite beating Ohio State on Saturday.

The reason for the lack of changes with the rankings for Michigan State and Michigan is that teams in front of them didn't lose. Next week, with conference championship games being contested, chances are there will actually be some changes to where the Spartans and Wolverines are in the rankings.

Here's a look at the full AP Top 25:

1. LSU

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma State

4. Stanford

5. Virginia Tech

6. Arkansas

7. Houston

8. Oregon

9. Boise State

9. USC

11. Michigan State

12. Georgia

13. Oklahoma

14. South Carolina

15. Wisconsin

16. Kansas State

17. Michigan

18. TCU

19. Baylor

20. Nebraska

21. Clemson

22. West Virginia

23. Penn State

24. Southern Miss

25. Florida State

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