NCAA Football Rankings, Week 5: Michigan Falls Out of AP Rankings, Michigan State Up One Spot

September 22, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Le'Veon Bell (24) breaks a tackle of Eastern Michigan Eagles defensive back Pudge Cotton (7) during 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan falls out of the AP Top 25, helping Michigan State move up one spot in the poll.

The Michigan Wolverines fell out of the AP Top 25 rankings released Sunday following the team's 13-6 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss dropped Michigan to 2-2 on the season.

The Michigan State Spartans moved up from No. 21 to No. 20 in this week's poll despite struggling to beat Eastern Michigan. Michigan and UCLA (previously ranked No. 19) both fell out of the rankings, allowing Michigan State to move up.

Notre Dame, which has beaten Michigan and Michigan State in consecutive weeks without giving up a touchdown to either team, moved up one spot to No. 10.

Arizona, coached by former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, also fell out of the rankings this week.

Rank Team Points
1 Alabama (59) 1,499
2 Oregon 1,414
3 LSU (1) 1,346
4 Florida State 1,340
5 Georgia 1,245
6 South Carolina 1,147
7 Kansas State 1,067
8 Stanford 1,055
9 West Virginia 1,045
10 Notre Dame 1,003
11 Florida 864
12 Texas 856
13 USC 801
14 Ohio State 633
15 TCU 616
16 Oklahoma 611
17 Clemson 588
18 Oregon State 451
19 Louisville 414
20 Michigan State 348
21 Mississippi State 246
22 Nebraska 179
23 Rutgers 128
24 Boise State 114
25 Baylor 92

For more on Michigan State, check out The Only Colors. For more on Michigan, read Maize N Brew. Follow SB Nation's college football hub for the latest NCAA news.

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