Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker holds weekly news conference

Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker meets with the media on Monday.

MSU looks to start a winning streak in league play as they host Rutgers on Saturday (Noon, BTN).

Though Michigan football was in a fight at halftime, the final score at Rutgers looked as expected,

52-17. But rival Ohio State found itself in a gamelong fight against one-win Northwestern.

 Illinois was upended by short-handed and struggling Michigan State, certainly putting a dent in its ranking and status.

 In other leagues, Georgia manhandled Tennessee, LSU took down Alabama and Notre Dame blew out Clemson.

Sunday presented the first USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll since the College Football Playoff rankings came out,

Michigan came in at No. 3, while future opponents Ohio State and Illinois ranked second and 20th,

respectively. The Wolverines’ only ranked win, Penn State, is No. 15.

Related video: Ohio State Sluggishly Scrapes By With Win Over Northwestern.


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