College Football Top 25, Michigan Sinks, Michigan State Returns

Spartan's victory gives Mark Dantonio MSU coaching record.

0
208
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Week 5 of the AP College Football Rankings released today held only a little solace for Michigan and Michigan State Fans. There was a change in the top 5 as Ohio State routed Miami of Ohio 76-5 and moved into 5th, passing Oklahoma who had the weekend off.

Wisconsin Sinks Michigan

The Badgers ran up 359 yards on Michigan’s defense and the Wolverines coughed the ball up 3 times in a 35-14 defeat that was not as close as the score might indicate. Unable to solve Wisconsin’s rushing attack saw Michigan’s chance of retaining a top 15 ranking disappear.

The Wolverines dropped to 20th in the rankings and can hopefully rebound next week against Rutgers. Coach Jim Harbaugh had no excuse for the performance. “We were outplayed, out-prepared and out-coached….Both offensively and defensively. It was thorough.”

Michigan State Claws its Way Back Into the Rankings

Michigan State rolled over Northwestern 31-10 as their offense found itself again. Quarterback Brian Lewerke threw for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns. While Running Back Elijah Collins ran for 76 yards and a touchdown of his own.

The Spartans re-entered the rankings in 25th place. Next week Michigan State takes on Indiana with a chance to impress the voters again. They need to make sure their offense shows up two weeks in a row or the chance of being a Top 25 team may disappear permanently.

Mark Dantonio became the winningest coach in MSU football history with 110 victories, passing the legendary Duffy Daugherty.

Mark Dantonio becomes the winningest football coach in Michigan State history. Photo Courtesy of https://msuspartans.com

AP Top 25

Updated Sep 22, 2019
RANK TEAM TREND POINTS NEXT GAME
1

Clemson (55) 4-0

1543

North Carolina

2

Alabama (6) 4-0

1485

vs 

Ole Miss

3

Georgia (1) 4-0

1400

Tennessee

4

LSU 4-0

1344

vs 

Utah St.

5

Ohio St. 4-0

 1 1288

Nebraska

6

Oklahoma 3-0

 1 1283

vs 

Texas Tech

7

Auburn 4-0

 1 1169

vs 

Miss. State

8

Wisconsin 3-0

 5 1071

vs 

Northwestern

9

Florida 4-0

1022

vs 

Towson

10

Notre Dame 2-1

 3 989

vs 

Virginia

11

Texas 3-1

 1 968

West Virginia

12

Penn St. 3-0

 1 848

Maryland

13

Oregon 3-1

 3 839

vs 

California

14

Iowa 3-0

 4 714

vs 

Middle Tenn.

15

California 4-0

 8 547

vs 

Arizona St.

16

Boise St. 4-0

 4 524

UNLV

17

Washington 3-1

 5 498

vs 

USC

18

Virginia 4-0

 3 430

Notre Dame

19

Utah 3-1

 9 426

vs 

Washington St.

20

Michigan 2-1

 9 287

vs 

Rutgers

21

USC 3-1

257

Washington

22

UCF 3-1

 7 252

vs 

Connecticut

23

Texas A&M 2-2

 6 233

vs 

Arkansas

24

Kansas St. 3-0

 2 230

Oklahoma St.

25

Michigan St. 3-1

 4 104

vs 

Indiana

Courtesy of CBS Sports