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BCS Standings: Michigan State No. 5 In New Rankings

The new BCS standings were just revealed on ESPN. Just like in the human polls, Michigan State moved from simply being a top-ten team to being a top-five team. Last week, the Spartans were seventh in the BCS standings, and they improved two spots this week, moving up to fifth.

Here is a full look at the new BCS standings:

  1. Auburn (.9371)
  2. Oregon (.9069)
  3. Boise State (.8846)
  4. TCU (.8833)
  5. Michigan State (.8387)
  6. Missouri (.8006)
  7. Alabama (.7100)
  8. Utah (.7049)
  9. Oklahoma (.6691)
  10. Wisconsin (.6584)
  11. Ohio State
  12. LSU
  13. Stanford
  14. Nebraska
  15. Arizona
  16. Florida State
  17. Oklahoma State
  18. Iowa
  19. Arkansas
  20. South Carolina
  21. Mississippi State
  22. Miami (FL)
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. Nevada
  25. Baylor

Michigan State will have a chance to improve its spot in the BCS standings again next Saturday. The Spartans face No. 18 Iowa on the road in what is not only the most important game of the season for MSU, but quite possibly the most important game in the last 44 years. Anything can happen on any given Saturday, of course, but if MSU gets by Iowa, it will have its sights set on sole possession of the Big Ten title and a spot in the national championship game.