Michigan State did not play a game over the weekend, but it still received one vote in the Associated Press Top 25. The Spartans (2-0) received two votes in the Amway Coaches Poll after their bye week.
Previous rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): NR/NR
New rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): NR/NR
What it means: Not much. Michigan State shouldn’t have expected to move anywhere near the Top 25 unless almost every ranked team lost. That, obviously, did not happen.
Though undefeated, the Spartans will likely need several more wins to break into the rankings. A home victory under the lights against Notre Dame would be a good start. Then the grind of the Big Ten slate begins.
What’s next: Michigan State faces Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Spartan Stadium. The game will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.