Monday, September 19, 2011

A look inside the AP Poll: Week 4

What a difference a week makes.

Not a huge surprise that MSU fell out of the Associated Press Top 25. The Spartans are the first team out and are No. 23 in the Coaches Poll. But that doesn't mean all AP voters had MSU unranked, although 45 of the 60 voters did.

MSU's highest ranking is No. 19 by Ira Schoffel of the Tallahassee Democrat. Schoffel has several teams ranked in "extreme" spots, including Nebraska at No. 4 Wisconsin at No. 12.

Another voter of note, Mike DiRocco of the Florida Times-Union has MSU at No. 24. DiRocco had MSU unranked after week one and No. 19 after week two. So it has been a strange path for MSU on his ballot.

Of the voters who had MSU ranked, most had them between 22 and 25.

As for local voters, Jeremy Sampson of WLIX-TV had the Spartans at No. 24 and John Niyo of The Detroit News had them unranked.

(via Pollspeak)

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