Grantland Rice Super 16 poll: Michigan State falls five spots to No. 12 after Ohio State loss

EAST LANSING — Michigan State fell five spots to No. 12 in the FWAA-NFF Grantland Rice Super 16 poll released on Monday on the heels of its 49-37 loss to Ohio State at Spartan Stadium.

Undefeated Mississippi State and Florida State held down the top two spots, with Oregon, Alabama and TCU rounding out the top five.

The Buckeyes, who now have the Big Ten’s best hope of earning a spot in the College Football Playoff, jumped from No. 13 in last week’s poll to No. 8 this week.

Nebraska also moved up this week, from No. 14 to No. 11. – Read more at

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