MSU up to No. 5, Michigan drops to No. 19 in AP poll

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EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 28: The Michigan State Spartans celebrate with the Big Ten East Division championship trophy after the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Spartan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Penn State 55-16 to clinch a berth in the Big Ten championship game. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 28: The Michigan State Spartans celebrate with the Big Ten East Division championship trophy after the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Spartan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Penn State 55-16 to clinch a berth in the Big Ten championship game. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Two blowout games Saturday moved the needle in opposite directions for Michigan State and Michigan in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

Moving up one spot, the Spartan are now sitting back at No. 5 following their 55-16 win over Penn State on Saturday. However, Michigan’s  42-13 home loss to Ohio State dropped the team seven spots to No. 19.

The latest ranking is familiar territory for MSU which ranked in the top five for the first six polls of the season.

The Big Ten has three of the top six teams in the rankings for the first time since the final regular season poll of the 2006 season, when Ohio State was No. 1, Michigan was third and Wisconsin was sixth.

Clemson and Alabama remain the top two in the poll, respectively.

Michigan State will now face off against No. 4 Iowa next Saturday in Indianapolis in the Big Ten championship game.

TOP 25 Associated Press Poll
1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Iowa
5. Michigan St.
6. Ohio St.
7. Stanford
8. North Carolina
9. Notre Dame
10. Florida St.
11. TCU
12. Baylor
13. Northwestern
14. Oklahoma St.
15. Oregon
16. Mississippi
17. Houston
18. Florida
19. Michigan
20. Temple
21. Utah
22. Navy
23. LSU
24. Southern Cal
25. Wisconsin

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