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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  For the first time in program history, the Michigan State women’s cross country team is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, announced by the national office on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans were ranked No. 2 in the Week 4 coaches’ poll on Oct. 7 and overtook previous No. 1 Michigan after dominating the field in last Friday’s Wisconsin Invitational, finishing more than 100 points ahead of second-place Arkansas (87-191). Georgetown, Oregon, Michigan and Arkansas rounded out the top-five of this week’s poll. Michigan State also moved into the top spot in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Rankings. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  There was plenty of movement in The Associated Press' top 10 this week. But Michigan State wasn't involved in any of it. The Spartans (6-1) stayed at No. 8 in this week's AP Top 25 after scoring a 56-17 win at Indiana on Saturday. MSU returns home next Saturday to take on rival Michigan (3:30 p.m., ABC).
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Football freep.com —  The Spartans are No. 5 after beating Indiana 56-14 on Saturday. Alabama (59-0 win vs. Texas A&M) leapfrogged them to place No. 4, while MSU moved ahead of Notre Dame (31-27 loss vs. No. 2 Florida State) and Baylor (41-27 loss vs. West Virginia).
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State was ranked No. 18 in the USA Today men's basketball coaches poll released on Thursday afternoon. The Spartans opened last season No. 2 in the polls before a win over then-top ranked Kentucky led Michigan State to a three-week stint ranked No. 1, the longest streak of its kind in school history.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Prior to Big Ten Basketball Media Day held Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont, Ill., the conference released the Preseason Coaches and Media Polls, in addition to the five-member preseason All-Big Ten team. Michigan State women's basketball was selected second in both polls, while redshirt sophomore guard Aerial Powers was a preseason All-Big Ten selection by the coaches. Discuss »
Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Three starters may be gone, but the expectations are hardly going down for the 2014-15 Michigan State basketball team. The Spartans were selected to finish No. 2 in the conference in the Big Ten preseason media poll, released Thursday morning ahead of the conference's annual media day.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Spartans were picked third in a poll of 27 writers who cover the conference's 14 teams. The balloting was conducted by Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch, and Detroit Free Press U-M beat writer Mark Snyder and MSU beat writer Joe Rexrode participated.
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Football statenews.com —  MSU football remained No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll and moved up two spots to No. 6 in Amway Coaches Poll after beating Purdue, 45-31, on Saturday.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State survived. Many other top teams did not. The Spartans held on for a 27-22 win over Nebraska on Saturday, and avoided joining the list of AP Top 10 teams to lose last week. As a result, Michigan State is up to No. 8 in the latest Associated Press poll after being No. 10 last week.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The preseason college basketball publications still aren't coming to any sort of consensus as to where the 2014-15 Michigan State basketball team will finish in the Big Ten standings. The latest prediction, released Wednesday by ESPN.com, pegs the Spartans in fifth in the Big Ten, behind Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan and Iowa, in that order.
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Men's Soccer clickondetroit.com —  The latest poll from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has the Michigan State men's team ranked No. 17 among NCAA Division I teams. The Spartans are 5-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in Big Ten conference play. They most recently played Rutgers to a 0-0 draw on Sunday in East Lansing.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  For the second straight week, the Michigan State women’s cross country team continued their ascent in the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll. The Spartans received three of 12 first-place votes as they moved up one spot to No. 2 in the poll behind top-ranked Michigan. Oregon, Stanford, and Georgetown rounded the top five in the rankings.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's offense had another explosive day Saturday against Wyoming during a 56-14 victory. But it wasn't impressive enough to voters in The Associated Press top 25. The Spartans (3-1) fell one spot to No. 10 overall, as both MSU and Notre Dame were jumped by UCLA -- who scored a big road win at Arizona State.
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Football statenews.com —  After a 73-14 win against Eastern Michigan, MSU football has moved up to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 Poll. There was not a lot of change at the top of the poll, as Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Auburn made up the top five once again.
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Football btn.com —  The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and the same four Big Ten teams remain ranked. Michigan State reentered the top 10, at No. 9, while Wisconsin remained at No. 17, Nebraska moved up to No. 19 and idle Ohio State dropped to No. 20.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  After a strong start to the 2014 campaign, the Michigan State women’s cross country team is now ranked No. 3 in the first regular-season edition of the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll, which was released on Tuesday by the USTFCCCA.
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Football statenews.com —  Coming off of a bye week, MSU football benefitted in the Associated Press poll by moving up two spots to No. 11. MSU is 1-1 overall and is still the highest ranked team in the Big Ten, ahead of Wisconsin at No. 19 and Ohio State at No. 24.
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Football btn.com —  The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and four Big Ten teams remain ranked. Michigan State moved up two spots, to No. 11, despite being off, while Wisconsin (No. 17) and Ohio State (No. 18) stayed put and Nebraska (No. 22) moved down one spot.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  Following a weekend split for MSU field hockey (2-2 overall), the Spartans have dropped three spots to No. 19 in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll. In its two wins, MSU was the better team on the field in each game and had the look of a team that won the Big Ten Tournament last year. In their two losses, they played nationally ranked opponents to close finishes. They took No. 4 Duke to overtime and lost in the waining seconds, and on Sunday, the Spartans dropped a 1-0 contest to No. 18 American in double overtime.
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Football btn.com —  A 46-27 loss at Oregon was a rude awakening in what could have been a showcase game for the Spartans. Take heart, Michigan State: Not many teams measure up to the Ducks. Now, MSU is forced to contemplate what could have been and focus on running the table in the Big Ten.
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