EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State dropped out of the polls Sunday for the first time since 2013 following Saturday’s 24-21 overtime loss at Indiana.
The loss marked the second consecutive defeat for the Spartans, another mark that hadn’t been seen since 2013. Coach Mark Dantonio’s team sits at 0-2 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2007, his first season with the program.
Previous rankings: (Coaches/AP): No. 16/No. 17
New rankings (Coaches/AP): not ranked/not ranked
Last result: 24-21 OT loss at Indiana
Michigan State entered Saturday’s game at No. 16 in the Coaches Poll, down from No. 8 the week before. It had also been at No. 17 in the AP Top 25.
The Spartans out-gained Indiana, possessed the ball more and tied in the turnover battle. However, 11 penalties for 98 yards sealed their fate.