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Michigan State tumbles in Coaches Poll following loss at Washington

The Spartans are in free fall following a big loss in Seattle...

Michigan State suffered its first defeat of the 2022 season yesterday at Washington, falling to the Huskies by the final score of 39-28.

As a result, the Spartans took a 12-spot tumble in this week's updated USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll, dropping down to No. 21 in the country. Michigan State had climbed as high as No. 9 after starting the season ranked No. 14 in the nation.

No. 1 Georgia has overtaken No. 2 Alabama for the top spot in the Coaches Poll, followed by No. 3 Ohio State. Additionally, No. 4 Michigan jumped No. 5 Clemson in the poll.

No. 6 Oklahoma held its spot from last week, while No. 7 USC swapped spots with No. 8 Oklahoma State. Rounding out the Top 10 are No. 9 Kentucky and No. 10 Arkansas.

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The Big Ten has four representatives in Week 4 of the Coaches Poll. Joining the Buckeyes, Wolverines and Spartans is No. 15 Penn State, who climbed eight spots after a 41-12 win at Auburn this weekend.

Meanwhile, Minnesota and Wisconsin both fell among "Others receiving votes". The Golden Gophers are T-32nd in poll points, while the Badgers come in T-38th.

Biggest Risers

No. 24 Washington received votes in last week's poll, and moved up a whopping 20 spots following its win over Michigan State. Penn State's eight-spot climb was the second largest of the week, while No. 18 Oregon made a six-spot climb after a 41-20 win over BYU.

Biggest Fallers

Unfortunately, Michigan State shares dishonor with No. 25 Miami, which fell 12 spots after falling, 17-9, to No. 20 Texas A&M. Meanwhile, No. 23 BYU fell nine spots following its loss to Oregon.

For the full USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll, click here.