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MSU No. 6, UM unranked in first coaches' poll

The Detroit News
MSU's Aaron Burbridge makes a catch against Michigan last season.

Michigan State is ranked sixth in the first USA Today college football coaches' poll.

Michigan is not ranked, but did receive one 25th-place vote for one point.

Defending national champion Ohio State is first, followed by TCU and Alabama.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh are both on the 2015 voting panel.

USA TODAY COACHES' POLL

1. Ohio State (62 first-place votes), 14-1 record in 2014, 1,598 points

2. TCU (1), 12-1, 1,487

3. Alabama (1), 12-2, 1,452

4. Baylor, 11-2, 1,365

5. Oregon, 13-2, 1,260

6. Michigan State, 11-2, 1,230

7. Auburn, 8-5, 1,103

8. Florida State, 13-1, 1,057

9. Georgia, 10-3, 1,026

10. Southern California, 9-4, 1,014

11. Notre Dame, 8-5, 883

12. Clemson, 10-3, 838

13. LSU, 8-5, 727

14. UCLA, 10-3, 697

15. Mississippi, 9-4, 668

16. Arizona State, 10-3, 577

17. Georgia Tech, 11-3, 573

18. Wisconsin, 11-3, 470

19. Oklahoma, 8-5, 407

20. Arkansas, 7-6, 377

21. Stanford, 8-5, 365

22. Arizona, 10-4, 299

23. Missouri, 11-3, 229

24. Boise State, 12-2, 190

25. Tennessee, 7-6, 166

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

Mississippi State 164 points; Texas A&M 149; Oklahoma State 89; Virginia Tech 70; Utah 40; Kansas State 37; Louisville 27; Nebraska 27; Minnesota 25; Penn State 20; South Carolina 18; Miami (Fla.) 16; Texas 8; Illinois 7; Duke 6; Air Force 5; Louisiana Tech 5; Marshall 4; Utah State 4; West Virginia 3; North Carolina State 3; Brigham Young 3; Florida 2; Georgia Southern 2; North Carolina 2; Maryland 1; Michigan 1; Kentucky 1; Central Florida 1; Cincinnati 1; Washington 1.

VOTERS FOR 2015

Dino Babers, Bowling Green; David Bailiff, Rice; Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Craig Bohl, Wyoming; Terry Bowden, Akron; Art Briles, Baylor; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Matt Campbell, Toledo; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Norm Chow, Hawaii; Paul Chryst, Wisconsin; Larry Coker, Texas-San Antonio; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State; Bob Diaco, Connecticut; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; Kyle Flood, Rutgers; Dennis Franchione, Texas State; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern; Al Golden, Miami; Todd Graham, Arizona State; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Jim Harbaugh, Michigan; Mark Helfrich, Oregon; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette; Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech; Joey Jones, South Alabama; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Brad Lambert, Charlotte; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Dan McCarney, North Texas; Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina; Bronco Mendenhall, Brigham Young; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Les Miles, LSU; Phillip Montgomery, Tulsa; Jim Mora, UCLA; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; George O'Leary, Central Florida; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Paul Petrino, Idaho; Gary Pinkel, Missouri; Paul Rhoads, Iowa State; Mark Richt, Georgia; Mike Riley, Nebraska; Nick Saban, Alabama; Frank Solich, Ohio; Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee State; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma; Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati; Matt Wells, Utah State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah