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Michigan State Spartans AP Poll History

Location: East Lansing, Michigan ▪ Colors: Green & White
Stadium: Spartan Stadium (cap. 75005)
Record*: 92 Years, 558-359-30, .605 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 553-364-30 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten and Ind
Conference Champion: 9 Times
Bowls: 26 Bowls, 11-14, .440 W-L% (Major Bowls)
Professionals: NFL/AFL stats for Michigan State Spartans players at Pro-Football-Reference

Ranked in AP Poll: 30 Times (Preseason), 26 Times (Final), 376 Weeks (Total)

376 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2016 1 Preseason 12 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
2 2015 0 Preseason 5 Up 
3 2015 1 2015-09-08 5 NA
4 2015 2 2015-09-13 4 5 Up 1
5 2015 3 2015-09-20 2 4 Up 2
6 2015 4 2015-09-27 2 2 NC
7 2015 5 2015-10-04 4 2 Down 2
8 2015 6 2015-10-11 7 4 Down 3
9 2015 7 2015-10-18 7 7 NC
10 2015 8 2015-10-25 6 7 Up 1
11 2015 9 2015-11-01 6 6 NC
12 2015 10 2015-11-08 14 6 Down 8
13 2015 11 2015-11-15 9 14 Up 5
14 2015 12 2015-11-22 6 9 Up 3
15 2015 13 2015-11-29 5 6 Up 1
16 2015 14 2015-12-06 3 5 Up 2
17 2015 15 Final 6 3 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
18 2014 1 Preseason 8 NA
19 2014 2 2014-08-31 7 8 Up 1
20 2014 3 2014-09-07 13 7 Down 6
21 2014 4 2014-09-14 11 13 Up 2
22 2014 5 2014-09-21 9 11 Up 2
23 2014 6 2014-09-28 10 9 Down 1
24 2014 7 2014-10-05 8 10 Up 2
25 2014 8 2014-10-12 8 8 NC
26 2014 9 2014-10-19 8 8 NC
27 2014 10 2014-10-26 8 8 NC
28 2014 11 2014-11-02 7 8 Up 1
29 2014 12 2014-11-09 12 7 Down 5
30 2014 13 2014-11-16 10 12 Up 2
31 2014 14 2014-11-23 10 10 NC
32 2014 15 2014-11-30 7 10 Up 3
33 2014 16 2014-12-07 7 7 NC
34 2014 17 Final 5 7 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
35 2013 10 2013-10-27 24 Up 
36 2013 11 2013-11-03 18 24 Up 6
37 2013 12 2013-11-10 14 18 Up 4
38 2013 13 2013-11-17 13 14 Up 1
39 2013 14 2013-11-24 11 13 Up 2
40 2013 15 2013-12-01 10 11 Up 1
41 2013 16 2013-12-08 4 10 Up 6
42 2013 17 Final 3 4 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
43 2012 1 Preseason 13 NA
44 2012 2 2012-09-02 11 13 Up 2
45 2012 3 2012-09-09 10 11 Up 1
46 2012 4 2012-09-16 21 10 Down 11
47 2012 5 2012-09-23 20 21 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
48 2011 1 Preseason 17 NA
49 2011 2 2011-09-04 17 17 NC
50 2011 3 2011-09-11 15 17 Up 2
51 2011 7 2011-10-09 23 Up 
52 2011 8 2011-10-16 15 23 Up 8
53 2011 9 2011-10-23 9 15 Up 6
54 2011 10 2011-10-30 15 9 Down 6
55 2011 11 2011-11-06 13 15 Up 2
56 2011 12 2011-11-13 12 13 Up 1
57 2011 13 2011-11-20 11 12 Up 1
58 2011 14 2011-11-27 11 11 NC
59 2011 15 2011-12-05 12 11 Down 1
60 2011 16 Final 11 12 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
61 2010 4 2010-09-19 25 Up 
62 2010 5 2010-09-26 24 25 Up 1
63 2010 6 2010-10-03 17 24 Up 7
64 2010 7 2010-10-10 13 17 Up 4
65 2010 8 2010-10-17 8 13 Up 5
66 2010 9 2010-10-24 5 8 Up 3
67 2010 10 2010-10-31 16 5 Down 11
68 2010 11 2010-11-07 10 16 Up 6
69 2010 12 2010-11-14 11 10 Down 1
70 2010 13 2010-11-21 11 11 NC
71 2010 14 2010-11-28 7 11 Up 4
72 2010 15 2010-12-05 7 7 NC
73 2010 16 Final 14 7 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
74 2008 7 2008-10-05 23 Up 
75 2008 8 2008-10-12 20 23 Up 3
76 2008 10 2008-10-26 22 Up 
77 2008 11 2008-11-02 18 22 Up 4
78 2008 12 2008-11-09 18 18 NC
79 2008 13 2008-11-16 17 18 Up 1
80 2008 14 2008-11-23 22 17 Down 5
81 2008 15 2008-11-30 21 22 Up 1
82 2008 16 2008-12-07 19 21 Up 2
83 2008 17 Final 24 19 Down 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
84 2005 4 2005-09-18 17 Up 
85 2005 5 2005-09-25 11 17 Up 6
86 2005 6 2005-10-02 19 11 Down 8
87 2005 7 2005-10-09 16 19 Up 3
88 2005 8 2005-10-16 22 16 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
89 2003 6 2003-09-28 25 Up 
90 2003 7 2003-10-05 21 25 Up 4
91 2003 8 2003-10-12 15 21 Up 6
92 2003 9 2003-10-19 11 15 Up 4
93 2003 10 2003-10-26 9 11 Up 2
94 2003 11 2003-11-02 14 9 Down 5
95 2003 12 2003-11-09 21 14 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
96 2002 1 Preseason 18 NA
97 2002 2 2002-08-26 18 18 NC
98 2002 3 2002-09-02 15 18 Up 3
99 2002 4 2002-09-08 15 15 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
100 2001 5 2001-09-23 23 Up 
101 2001 11 2001-11-04 22 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
102 2000 1 Preseason 25 NA
103 2000 2 2000-08-27 24 25 Up 1
104 2000 3 2000-09-03 24 24 NC
105 2000 4 2000-09-10 22 24 Up 2
106 2000 5 2000-09-17 23 22 Down 1
107 2000 6 2000-09-24 18 23 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
108 1999 5 1999-09-19 19 Up 
109 1999 6 1999-09-26 14 19 Up 5
110 1999 7 1999-10-03 11 14 Up 3
111 1999 8 1999-10-10 5 11 Up 6
112 1999 9 1999-10-17 11 5 Down 6
113 1999 10 1999-10-24 19 11 Down 8
114 1999 11 1999-10-31 19 19 NC
115 1999 12 1999-11-07 17 19 Up 2
116 1999 13 1999-11-14 15 17 Up 2
117 1999 14 1999-11-21 11 15 Up 4
118 1999 15 1999-11-28 10 11 Up 1
119 1999 16 1999-12-05 9 10 Up 1
120 1999 17 Final 7 9 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
121 1998 1 Preseason 23 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
122 1997 1 Preseason 25 NA
123 1997 2 1997-08-25 25 25 NC
124 1997 3 1997-09-02 25 25 NC
125 1997 4 1997-09-08 21 25 Up 4
126 1997 5 1997-09-15 17 21 Up 4
127 1997 6 1997-09-22 12 17 Up 5
128 1997 7 1997-09-29 12 12 NC
129 1997 8 1997-10-06 11 12 Up 1
130 1997 9 1997-10-13 12 11 Down 1
131 1997 10 1997-10-20 15 12 Down 3
132 1997 11 1997-10-27 21 15 Down 6
133 1997 16 1997-12-01 25 Up 
134 1997 17 1997-12-08 25 25 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
135 1993 8 1993-10-12 25 Up 
136 1993 9 1993-10-19 24 25 Up 1
137 1993 10 1993-10-26 22 24 Up 2
138 1993 14 1993-11-23 25 Up 
139 1993 15 1993-11-30 25 25 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
140 1991 1 Preseason 20 NA
141 1991 2 1991-09-03 19 20 Up 1
142 1991 3 1991-09-10 18 19 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
143 1990 1 Preseason 23 NA
144 1990 2 1990-09-04 22 23 Up 1
145 1990 3 1990-09-11 19 22 Up 3
146 1990 4 1990-09-18 24 19 Down 5
147 1990 5 1990-09-25 22 24 Up 2
148 1990 6 1990-10-02 18 22 Up 4
149 1990 8 1990-10-16 24 Up 
150 1990 11 1990-11-06 24 Up 
151 1990 12 1990-11-13 23 24 Up 1
152 1990 13 1990-11-20 24 23 Down 1
153 1990 14 1990-11-27 23 24 Up 1
154 1990 15 1990-12-04 22 23 Up 1
155 1990 16 Final 16 22 Up 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
156 1989 6 1989-10-03 24 Up 
157 1989 7 1989-10-10 21 24 Up 3
158 1989 13 1989-11-21 25 Up 
159 1989 14 1989-11-28 22 25 Up 3
160 1989 15 1989-12-05 22 22 NC
161 1989 16 1989-12-12 22 22 NC
162 1989 17 Final 16 22 Up 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
163 1988 1 Preseason 15 NA
164 1988 2 1988-08-30 15 15 NC
165 1988 3 1988-09-06 15 15 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
166 1987 2 1987-09-08 17 Up 
167 1987 3 1987-09-15 17 17 NC
168 1987 7 1987-10-13 19 Up 
169 1987 8 1987-10-20 14 19 Up 5
170 1987 9 1987-10-27 20 14 Down 6
171 1987 10 1987-11-03 15 20 Up 5
172 1987 11 1987-11-10 13 15 Up 2
173 1987 12 1987-11-17 11 13 Up 2
174 1987 13 1987-11-24 9 11 Up 2
175 1987 14 1987-12-01 9 9 NC
176 1987 15 1987-12-08 8 9 Up 1
177 1987 16 Final 8 8 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
178 1986 1 Preseason 20 NA
179 1986 2 1986-09-09 20 20 NC
180 1986 4 1986-09-23 19 Up 
181 1986 5 1986-09-30 17 19 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
182 1979 1 Preseason 10 NA
183 1979 2 1979-09-10 10 10 NC
184 1979 3 1979-09-17 8 10 Up 2
185 1979 4 1979-09-24 7 8 Up 1
186 1979 5 1979-10-01 16 7 Down 9
187 1979 6 1979-10-08 19 16 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
188 1978 9 1978-10-30 18 Up 
189 1978 10 1978-11-06 17 18 Up 1
190 1978 11 1978-11-13 16 17 Up 1
191 1978 12 1978-11-20 14 16 Up 2
192 1978 13 1978-11-27 12 14 Up 2
193 1978 14 1978-12-04 12 12 NC
194 1978 15 Final 12 12 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
195 1975 1 Preseason 12 NA
196 1975 2 1975-09-08 11 12 Up 1
197 1975 6 1975-10-06 15 Up 
198 1975 7 1975-10-13 17 15 Down 2
199 1975 8 1975-10-20 16 17 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
200 1974 11 1974-11-11 15 Up 
201 1974 12 1974-11-18 14 15 Up 1
202 1974 13 1974-11-25 14 14 NC
203 1974 14 1974-12-02 14 14 NC
204 1974 15 Final 12 14 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
205 1972 3 1972-09-18 18 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
206 1971 2 1971-09-13 18 Up 
207 1971 11 1971-11-15 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
208 1969 1 Preseason 12 NA
209 1969 2 1969-09-22 13 12 Down 1
210 1969 3 1969-09-29 14 13 Down 1
211 1969 4 1969-10-06 19 14 Down 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
212 1968 4 1968-09-30 19 Up 
213 1968 5 1968-10-07 12 19 Up 7
214 1968 8 1968-10-28 16 Up 
215 1968 9 1968-11-04 17 16 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
216 1967 1 Preseason 3 NA
217 1967 2 1967-09-18 3 3 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
218 1966 1 Preseason 2 NA
219 1966 2 1966-09-19 1 2 Up 1
220 1966 3 1966-09-26 1 1 NC
221 1966 4 1966-10-03 1 1 NC
222 1966 5 1966-10-10 1 1 NC
223 1966 6 1966-10-17 2 1 Down 1
224 1966 7 1966-10-24 2 2 NC
225 1966 8 1966-10-31 2 2 NC
226 1966 9 1966-11-07 2 2 NC
227 1966 10 1966-11-14 2 2 NC
228 1966 11 1966-11-21 2 2 NC
229 1966 12 1966-11-28 2 2 NC
230 1966 13 Final 2 2 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
231 1965 3 1965-09-27 9 Up 
232 1965 4 1965-10-04 5 9 Up 4
233 1965 5 1965-10-11 4 5 Up 1
234 1965 6 1965-10-18 2 4 Up 2
235 1965 7 1965-10-25 1 2 Up 1
236 1965 8 1965-11-01 1 1 NC
237 1965 9 1965-11-08 1 1 NC
238 1965 10 1965-11-15 1 1 NC
239 1965 11 1965-11-22 1 1 NC
240 1965 12 1965-11-29 1 1 NC
241 1965 13 Final 2 1 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
242 1964 3 1964-10-05 9 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
243 1963 8 1963-11-04 9 Up 
244 1963 9 1963-11-11 4 9 Up 5
245 1963 10 1963-11-18 4 4 NC
246 1963 11 1963-11-25 4 4 NC
247 1963 12 1963-12-02 10 4 Down 6
248 1963 13 Final 9 10 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
249 1962 1 Preseason 4 NA
250 1962 2 1962-09-24 6 4 Down 2
251 1962 6 1962-10-22 10 Up 
252 1962 7 1962-10-29 7 10 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
253 1961 1 Preseason 6 NA
254 1961 2 1961-09-25 10 6 Down 4
255 1961 3 1961-10-02 6 10 Up 4
256 1961 4 1961-10-09 5 6 Up 1
257 1961 5 1961-10-16 1 5 Up 4
258 1961 6 1961-10-23 1 1 NC
259 1961 7 1961-10-30 1 1 NC
260 1961 8 1961-11-06 6 1 Down 5
261 1961 9 1961-11-13 9 6 Down 3
262 1961 10 1961-11-20 8 9 Up 1
263 1961 11 1961-11-27 8 8 NC
264 1961 12 Final 8 8 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
265 1960 1 Preseason 8 NA
266 1960 2 1960-09-19 6 8 Up 2
267 1960 4 1960-10-03 13 Up 
268 1960 5 1960-10-10 14 13 Down 1
269 1960 6 1960-10-17 13 14 Up 1
270 1960 7 1960-10-24 10 13 Up 3
271 1960 8 1960-10-31 17 10 Down 7
272 1960 9 1960-11-07 13 17 Up 4
273 1960 10 1960-11-14 12 13 Up 1
274 1960 11 1960-11-21 14 12 Down 2
275 1960 12 Final 15 14 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
276 1959 1 Preseason 19 NA
277 1959 9 1959-11-09 19 Up 
278 1959 10 1959-11-16 11 19 Up 8
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
279 1958 1 Preseason 4 NA
280 1958 2 1958-09-22 4 4 NC
281 1958 3 1958-09-29 4 4 NC
282 1958 4 1958-10-06 9 4 Down 5
283 1958 5 1958-10-13 5 9 Up 4
284 1958 6 1958-10-20 20 5 Down 15
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
285 1957 1 Preseason 3 NA
286 1957 2 1957-09-23 4 3 Down 1
287 1957 3 1957-09-30 2 4 Up 2
288 1957 4 1957-10-07 2 2 NC
289 1957 5 1957-10-14 1 2 Up 1
290 1957 6 1957-10-21 8 1 Down 7
291 1957 7 1957-10-28 6 8 Up 2
292 1957 8 1957-11-04 4 6 Up 2
293 1957 9 1957-11-11 4 4 NC
294 1957 10 1957-11-18 1 4 Up 3
295 1957 11 1957-11-25 3 1 Down 2
296 1957 12 Final 3 3 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
297 1956 1 Preseason 2 NA
298 1956 2 1956-09-24 3 2 Down 1
299 1956 3 1956-10-01 2 3 Up 1
300 1956 4 1956-10-08 2 2 NC
301 1956 5 1956-10-15 2 2 NC
302 1956 6 1956-10-22 1 2 Up 1
303 1956 7 1956-10-29 4 1 Down 3
304 1956 8 1956-11-05 4 4 NC
305 1956 9 1956-11-12 3 4 Up 1
306 1956 10 1956-11-19 10 3 Down 7
307 1956 11 1956-11-26 9 10 Up 1
308 1956 12 Final 9 9 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
309 1955 5 1955-10-10 13 Up 
310 1955 6 1955-10-17 6 13 Up 7
311 1955 7 1955-10-24 5 6 Up 1
312 1955 8 1955-10-31 4 5 Up 1
313 1955 9 1955-11-07 3 4 Up 1
314 1955 10 1955-11-14 3 3 NC
315 1955 11 1955-11-21 2 3 Up 1
316 1955 12 Final 2 2 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
317 1954 1 Preseason 6 NA
318 1954 2 1954-09-20 7 6 Down 1
319 1954 3 1954-09-27 13 7 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
320 1953 1 Preseason 2 NA
321 1953 2 1953-09-28 2 2 NC
322 1953 3 1953-10-05 2 2 NC
323 1953 4 1953-10-12 2 2 NC
324 1953 5 1953-10-19 2 2 NC
325 1953 6 1953-10-26 6 2 Down 4
326 1953 7 1953-11-02 5 6 Up 1
327 1953 8 1953-11-09 4 5 Up 1
328 1953 9 1953-11-16 3 4 Up 1
329 1953 10 1953-11-23 3 3 NC
330 1953 11 Final 3 3 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
331 1952 1 Preseason 1 NA
332 1952 2 1952-09-29 1 1 NC
333 1952 3 1952-10-06 2 1 Down 1
334 1952 4 1952-10-13 1 2 Up 1
335 1952 5 1952-10-22 1 1 NC
336 1952 6 1952-10-27 1 1 NC
337 1952 7 1952-11-03 1 1 NC
338 1952 8 1952-11-10 1 1 NC
339 1952 9 1952-11-17 1 1 NC
340 1952 10 1952-11-24 1 1 NC
341 1952 11 Final 1 1 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
342 1951 1 Preseason 2 NA
343 1951 2 1951-10-01 1 2 Up 1
344 1951 3 1951-10-08 1 1 NC
345 1951 4 1951-10-15 3 1 Down 2
346 1951 5 1951-10-22 2 3 Up 1
347 1951 6 1951-10-29 2 2 NC
348 1951 7 1951-11-05 5 2 Down 3
349 1951 8 1951-11-12 1 5 Up 4
350 1951 9 1951-11-19 2 1 Down 1
351 1951 10 1951-11-26 2 2 NC
352 1951 11 Final 2 2 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
353 1950 1 Preseason 19 NA
354 1950 2 1950-10-02 2 19 Up 17
355 1950 3 1950-10-09 20 2 Down 18
356 1950 5 1950-10-23 15 Up 
357 1950 6 1950-10-30 13 15 Up 2
358 1950 7 1950-11-06 12 13 Up 1
359 1950 8 1950-11-13 10 12 Up 2
360 1950 9 1950-11-20 10 10 NC
361 1950 10 Final 8 10 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
362 1949 1 1949-10-03 13 NA
363 1949 2 1949-10-10 19 13 Down 6
364 1949 3 1949-10-17 15 19 Up 4
365 1949 4 1949-10-24 12 15 Up 3
366 1949 5 1949-10-31 10 12 Up 2
367 1949 6 1949-11-07 8 10 Up 2
368 1949 7 1949-11-14 18 8 Down 10
369 1949 9 Final 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
370 1948 3 1948-10-18 19 Up 
371 1948 4 1948-10-25 17 19 Up 2
372 1948 5 1948-11-01 17 17 NC
373 1948 6 1948-11-08 12 17 Up 5
374 1948 7 1948-11-15 12 12 NC
375 1948 8 1948-11-22 11 12 Up 1
376 1948 9 Final 14 11 Down 3