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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Spartans back in the preseason top 10. College basketball season is getting dangerously close, which means a steady stream of preseason accolades and predictions, including CBS Sports’ initial Top 25.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  With hockey season right around the corner, the Big Ten conference announced their preseason coaches' poll, according to a press release. Of the six teams in the conference, MSU came in at sixth after a 10-23-4 record last season.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  After Saturday’s debilitating loss, the Michigan State Spartans are falling down the polls. They find themselves outside the top 15 in both major polls, including the Amway Coaches' Top 25 Poll. MSU came in at No, 16 in that poll, down eight spots from their No. 8 ranking last week.
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Football landof10.com —  The perception Associated Press Top 25 voters have of Michigan State is drawing closer to that of the coaches. The Spartans remained at No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches poll following a 36-28 road win over formerly ranked Notre Dame on Saturday. But Michigan State moved forward to No. 8 in the AP poll, thanks in large part to Texas, which fell to No. 21 after a loss to Cal. The Spartans had been No. 12 in each previous poll.
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Football landof10.com —  After its bye in week two, Michigan State has stayed put at No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25, both released Sunday. The Spartans came in at No. 11 in the preseason Coaches Poll and moved up to No. 8 after beating Furman 28-13 in the season opener. They have been ranked No. 12 in the AP Top 25 for the first three weeks.
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Football freep.com —  MSU checks in at No. 8, up three spots, on the USA TODAY coaches' poll that was unveiled today. Oklahoma (13th), Notre Dame (21st) and LSU (22nd) fell out of the Top 10 after losing their season openers, while Tennessee (14th) fell four spots after holding off Appalachian State in overtime.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State has been selected seventh in the Big Ten’s pre-season volleyball poll, as announced by the Conference office on Tuesday morning. In addition, Chloe Reinig has been voted a preseason All-Big Ten selection in the survey of Big Ten coaches. The Spartans were one of nine teams from the Big Ten in the AVCA pre-season national poll or receiving votes, sitting just outside the top 25 as the second team receiving votes.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State, which won the 2015 Big Ten Championship and reached the College Football Playoff last season, enters the 10th season of the head coach Mark Dantonio era in 2016 ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll, released on Sunday.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Riley Bullough. Jon Reschke. Ed Davis. Andrew Dowell. Chris Frey. Those give guys make up the fourth-best linebacking unit in the entire country, according to Athlon Sports. Michigan State Football boasts one of the best defenses in the country and it starts with the linebackers.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State, which won the 2015 Big Ten Championship and reached the College Football Playoff last season, enters the 10th season of the head coach Mark Dantonio era in 2016 ranked No. 11 in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released on Thursday. The Spartans closed last season with a 12-2 record and finished ranked among the nation’s top 10 for the third year in a row in 2015 (No. 3 in 2013, No. 5 in 2014, No. 6 in 2015).
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Football btn.com —  Lots of talent in East Lansing. Senior Riley Bullough will be one of the Big Ten’s best. He is Mr. Spartan, a true leader and Michigan State legacy who bleeds Green and White. Senior Ed Davis is expected to be back for a sixth season after a knee injury KO’d him in 2015. Sophomore Andrew Dowell teems with potential and could be a future star. Junior Jon Reschke is starting-caliber, along with fellow juniors Chris Frey and Shane Jones.
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Football mlive.com —  How did a Big Ten title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff affect Mark Dantonio's ranking among college football coaches? That depends on who's doing the rankings. The Sporting News and Athlon Sports both released their annual rankings of Division 1 head coaches on Tuesday, and both included the ninth-year Spartans coach in their top five.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State lost more than most in the eight weeks since the end of the college basketball season -- including a likely lottery pick in Deyonta Davis, two transfers in Marvin Clark and Javon Bess, plus three senior starters who were the team's three leading scorers. But the Spartans are still trending as a likely top 10 team entering 2016-17.
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Football mlive.com —  With spring football over, Michigan State's place in the preseason polls is becoming a consensus. Michigan State is ranked No. 13 in the most recent Athlon Sports college football Top 25, released on Monday.

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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State may not have finished among the top three teams in the country in the final 2016 recruiting rankings, but it still has the highest-ranked class Tom Izzo has ever signed. The Spartans' four-player class finished as the No. 4 ranked class in the country in the 247sports composite, which combines the rankings from all four major recruiting services, ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247sports. Those rankings were all finalized within the last few weeks.
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College Basketball Talk - 5
The Spartans lose a ton — Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, Matt Costello — but they also add a ton, bringing in a class headlined by Miles Bridges that is as talented as any that Tom Izzo has brought in in recent years. Their ceiling is high, but the question that needs to be answered is just how well they fit together and just how effective Winston and Nairn will be running the point.

Bleacher Report - 5
Head coach Tom Izzo has put together one of the best recruiting classes he's ever had, led by likely one-and-done wing Miles Bridges, and he has a good returning core, especially if Deyonta Davis returns to school.

Yahoo - 5
For a school that's losing a national player of the year winner, one of the country's most lethal outside shooters and the Big Ten's most improved big man, Michigan State will enter next season feeling pretty optimistic.

CBS Sports - 6
The Spartans are losing their best player (Denzel Valentine) and shooter (Bryn Forbes). But they'll still have Tom Izzo, a top-three recruiting class and enough quality pieces to make a run at the Big Ten regular-season championship and eighth Final Four of their Hall of Fame coach's career.

Sporting News - 6
Year one of the post-Denzel era will be interesting, especially early in the season. But by the end of the year, when coach Tom Izzo’s two five-star recruits (F Miles Bridges and G Josh Langford) have had time to gel with his two four-star recruits (PG Cassius Winston and C Nick Ward), you know the Spartans will be tough. That's a lot of stars.

Campus Insiders - 7
MSU loses a bunch of talent with Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes moving on, but freshman Miles Bridges is a special player, and guards Eron Harris and Lourawls Nairn will take on bigger roles. Freshman Cassius Winston is an instant-impact guy.

USA Today - 7
Sadly, most of the cast that suffered a stunning first-round loss to Middle Tennessee State won’t be back to avenge one of the worst upsets in NCAA tournament history. A No. 3 recruiting class will help make up for the major losses of National Player of the Year Denzel Valentine and fellow seniors Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello. And there’s a slight chance Deyonta Davis bypasses the NBA and comes back to East Lansing, but his name is showing up pretty high on mock draft boards. That leaves point guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr. and off-guard Eron Harris (9.3 ppg) as the two main returnees. But this freshman class is stellar. There will be growing pains with this young group, but perhaps more talent than years’ past.

SB Nation - 10
Associated Press Player of the Year Denzel Valentine is gone, as is sharp-shooter Bryn Forbes and "glue guy" Matt Costello. Eron Harris, Gavin Schilling, Matt McQuaid and Tum Tum Nairn will all be back, though, and they'll join forces with one of the most talented recruiting classes Tom Izzo has ever brought to East Lansing.

247 Sports - 11
How do you project a team that loses its heart-and-soul — Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes, and potentially Deyonta Davis — but gets a tremendous transplant of talent? That’s the question in East Lansing, where the Spartans add tremendous players at the 1-through-4 positions through recruiting (and are still in play for Josh Jackson). Wing duo Miles Bridges and Joshua Langford will team with Eron Harris on a team that won’t be as good as this year’s version, but should go further in the NCAA Tournament.

ESPN - 13
Middle Tennessee's shocking win over Michigan State not only ended Denzel Valentine's career, but also those of Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes, both core to the Spartans' rebounding and perimeter scoring success. Replacing those three guys might mean taking a half-step back, at least early in the season, especially if forward Deyonta Davis, a late lottery projection, decides to stay in the draft. Even if guard Eron Harris is the only returning starter, though, Tom Izzo's 2016 class might be his best ever. He'll get them settled in soon enough.



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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State could be on the verge of its first consensus top 20 recruiting class under coach Mark Dantonio with the signing of 4-star defensive end Auston Robertson last week. Three of the four recruiting services have the Spartans in the top 20 of the 2016 team rankings, with ESPN yet to have updated its team rankings with the addition of Robertson.
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Baseball statenews.com —  As of March 14, the MSU baseball team is ranked as the 25th best team in the nation by Baseball America’s top-25 poll. The Spartans are also ranked as No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, ahead of No. 24 Michigan.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State remained the No. 2 team for the second week in the Associated Press college basketball poll.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is now one spot away from reclaiming its title as the No. 1 team in the country. The Spartans jumped to No. 2 in this week's Associated Press poll, following a pair of dominant wins against Ohio State and Penn State. They have now won eight of their last nine games.
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