EAST LANSING, Mich. — The perception Associated Press Top 25 voters have of Michigan State is drawing closer to that of the coaches.
The Spartans remained at No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches poll following a 36-28 road win over formerly ranked Notre Dame on Saturday. They were passed by No. 4 Louisville, while Florida State, which the Cardinals rolled 63-20, fell below MSU to No. 14.
But Michigan State moved forward to No. 8 in the AP poll, thanks in large part to Texas, which fell to No. 21 after a loss to Cal. The Spartans had been No. 12 in each previous poll.
Another stiff test awaits when Wisconsin, which moved to No. 10 in the Coaches poll and No. 11 in the AP poll, comes to Spartan Stadium on Saturday.