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College Football Rankings, Week 3: Michigan State Lands In AP Poll's Top 10

Michigan State and Michigan both land in the top 20 of the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Sep 8, 2012; Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire
Sep 8, 2012; Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire
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Coming off a solid victory on Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans are ranked No. 10 in this week's AP Top 25 Poll, up one spot from last week. The Michigan Wolverines also moved up this week, landing at No. 17 after notching their first win of the season.

After the first week of the season, Michigan dropped significantly in the polls due to a 41-14 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide, the team currently ranked No. 1 in the nation by AP voters. The Wolverines did rebound on Saturday, though, with a 31-25 victory over the Air Force Falcons. Michigan State improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 41-7 win over Central Michigan.

Beyond top-ranked Alabama, the USC Trojans, LSU Tigers and Oregon Ducks round out the top four. The Spartans are the top-ranked Big Ten team in the AP Poll, two spots ahead of No. 12 Ohio State.

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