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College Football Rankings, Week 15: AP Top 25 Has MSU 12th, Michigan 13th

The AP Top 25 doesn't play a role in deciding the BCS standings, which is sort of good news for Michigan. Unlike the USA Today Poll, which ranked the Wolverines ahead of Michigan State, the Spartans are the higher ranked team in the AP Top 25. Michigan State is 12th, one spot ahead of Michigan.

Here's a look at the full AP Top 25 for Week 15:

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

Of course, the fact that the human voters think the Wolverines are deserving of being in the top 14 is a good indicator that they will move up enough in the BCS to be eligible for an at-large bid. No, the AP Top 25 doesn't count for the BCS, but the Harris Poll does. There's no telling how similar or dissimilar the polls will be this week, but the AP Top 25 is usually a good indicator of what to expect in the Harris Poll.