14. Michigan State

Last Week's Rank: 8
BCS Rank: 17
Record: 6 - 2
This Week's Game: L @ Nebraska 3-24
Up Next: vs. Minnesota
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Michigan State finally fell in the last leg of its fiery four-game path of challengers. The Spartans were held to just three points against Nebraska after putting up a total of 65 on Wisconsin and Michigan in the previous two weeks. Of the four remaining opponents on their schedule, only Iowa has a winning record; if the Spartans can win out and Nebraska loses in the Big 10 again, Michigan State could still find itself in the inaugural conference championship game. —Tony Markovich