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College Football Rankings: Michigan State 17th In AP Poll

Just like the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, the Michigan State Spartans are ranked 17th in the preseason AP Poll. The preseason edition of the AP Poll came out on Saturday, and the Spartans are one spot behind Notre Dame and one spot ahead of Ohio State.

Here's a look at the full top 25 (first-place votes are included in parentheses):

1. Oklahoma (36)

2. Alabama (17)

3. Oregon (4)

4. LSU (1)

5. Boise State (2)

6. Florida State

7. Stanford

8. Texas A&M

9. Oklahoma State

10. Nebraska

11. Wisconsin

12. South Carolina

13. Virginia Tech

14. TCU

15. Arkansas

16. Notre Dame

17. Michigan State

18. Ohio State

19. Georgia

20. Mississippi State

21. Missouri

22. Florida

23. Auburn

24. West Virginia

25. USC

The Michigan Wolverines are 38th overall in the poll. They received seven total votes, which put them 13th in the "Others receiving votes" category.