Free Press sports activities writers Chris Solari and Shawn Windsor and Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Sofa break down Michigan State’s 39-31 triple-overtime loss at Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher tackles Michigan State receiver Cody White through the second half at Ryan Subject on Saturday.(Photograph: Patrick Gorski, USA TODAY Sports activities)

Voters within the Amway Coaches Ballot and The Related Press’ Prime 25 see issues a bit totally different in terms of Michigan State and Michigan. 

After a 39-31 triple-overtime loss at Northwestern on Saturday, Michigan State fell eight spots however did keep within the AP Prime 25 — coming in at No. 24. Michigan, in the meantime, remained unranked for the second straight week after a 35-14 win over Rutgers. 

Earlier within the day, the coaches ballot slotted Michigan at No. 24 and dropped MSU from the highest 25. 


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Michigan State (6-2, Four-1 Mbadive Ten) will host Penn State on Saturday (midday, Fox). Michigan (6-2, Three-2) will welcome Minnesota later that night time (7:30 p.m., FOX). 

The complete AP Prime 25: 

1. Alabama, Eight-Zero (59 first-place votes)

2. Georgia, Eight-Zero (2)

Three. Ohio State, 7-1

Four. Wisconsin, Eight-Zero

5. Notre Dame, 7-1

6. Clemson, 7-1

7. Penn State, 7-1

Eight. Oklahoma, 7-1

9. Miami, 7-Zero

10. TCU, 7-1

11. Oklahoma State, 7-1

12. Washington, 7-1

13. Virginia Tech, 7-1

14. Iowa State, 6-2

15. UCF, 7-Zero

16. Auburn, 6-2

17. USC, 7-2

18. Stanford, 6-2

19. LSU, 6-2

20. N.C. State, 6-2

21. Mississippi State, 6-2

22. Memphis, 7-1

23. Arizona, 6-2

24. Michigan State, 6-2

25. Washington State, 7-2

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