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Michigan State Spartans AP Poll History

Location: East Lansing, Michigan ▪ Colors: Green & White
Stadium: Spartan Stadium (cap. 75,005)
Record*: 90 Years, 545-357-30, .601 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 540-362-30 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten and Ind
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 23 Bowls, 9-14, .391 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 28 Times (Preseason), 24 Times (Final), 358 Weeks (Total)

358 Polls

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