Michigan State’s 37-to-6 thumping at Iowa sent the Spartans sliding down the rankings. MSU, now 8-and-1, dropped from fifth place to 14th in the BCS standings, to 15th place in the coach’s poll and to 16th place in the A-P poll. The Spartans will try to rebound Saturday at home against Minnesota.
The Oregon Ducks, thanks to a convincing 53-32 victory over USC at the Coliseum on Saturday, vaulted over Auburn for the No. 1 ranking in the Bowl Championship Series poll this week