Following their excellent win on the road last week (at Notre Dame), the Spartans hosted the Badgers of Wisconsin in their Big Ten Conference opener this week. And . . . the Spartans did not show up to play (offense or defense) and lost the game. Bummer.
In the AP rankings, the top seven teams remained the same, but the rest were shaken up a bit. The Big Ten continues to have five teams in the AP top-25 rankings (four in the top-10): Ohio State [#2], Michigan [#4], Wisconsin [#8], Nebraska [#15], and Michigan State [#17].
Next up for the Spartans: on the road to take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Michigan State (#8) losing to Wisconsin (#11).
Georgia (#12) losing to Ole Miss (#23).
LSU (#18) losing to unranked Auburn by five (5) points.
The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Washington (#9) defeating unranked Arizona by seven (7) points in overtime.
Utah (#24) defeating unranked USC by four (4) points.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Texas A&M (#10) defeating Arkansas (#17).
Tennessee (#14) defeating Florida (#19).