EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State has jumped six spots to No. 4 in the final regular season Associated Press football poll after beating Ohio State for the Big Ten title.
Michigan State’s 34-24 win Saturday night also gives the Spartans a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Florida State is No. 1 in the poll released Sunday, and Auburn is No. 2.
The Seminoles and Tigers wrapped up spots in the BCS championship game by winning their conference title games Saturday night.
Alabama is No. 3 in the last rankings until after the bowls.
No. 5 Stanford is the Pac-12 champion for the second straight season.
No. 6 Baylor won the Big 12, and Ohio State slipped to No. 7 after Michigan State handed the Buckeyes their first loss since the 2011 season.
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