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Football btn.com —  Look, I liked the Spartans BEFORE Ohio State superstar Braxton Miller was ruled out. Michigan State will have one of the Big Ten’s top offenses. The defense? Well, we know the Spartan brand on that side of the ball. Pay no heed to starters lost. At MSU, it’s plug and play.
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Football thedetroitsportssite.com —  Prior to 2013, most didn’t figure the Michigan State Spartans, coming off a rough 2012 season, would be able to contend for much. Many thought a nice rebound season was in order, but the team shocked by riding a wave of momentum to an amazing finish. Not only did the Spartans win the Big Ten, they won the Rose Bowl, and had several exciting finishes along the way. Their schedule, while not exceedingly difficult, did help pave the way for a fantastic finish to the year by battle-testing the team against many different styles of football.
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Football msuspartans.com —  After a record-breaking season in 2013 that featured 13 wins and Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championships, Michigan State enters 2014 ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Associated Press Poll, released Sunday, Aug. 17. It marks MSU's highest preseason ranking in the AP Poll since 1967 (No. 3). It also marks the Spartans' 14th appearance in the Preseason AP Top 10: No. 10 in 1979, No. 3 in 1967, No. 2 in 1966, No. 4 in 1962, No. 6 in 1961, No. 8 in 1960, No. 4 in 1958, No. 3 in 1957, No. 2 in 1956, No. 4 in 1954, No. 2 in 1953, No. 1 in 1952 and No. 2 in 1951. Since 1950, Michigan State has appeared in the Preseason AP Poll 28 times. Three of MSU's 2014 opponents are ranked in the Preseason AP Poll: No. 3 Oregon, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 22 Nebraska.
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Football mlive.com —  The Michigan State football team ended the Bowl Championship Series era ranked among the country's elite, and they'll start the College Football Playoff age in similar fashion. Michigan State came in at No. 8 on Sunday in The Associated Press' first official college football poll of the 2014 season.
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Men's Soccer collegesoccernews.com —  On the offensive side of the ball the Spartans return senior forwards Tim Kreutz (9g, 5a) and Adam Montague (6g, 9a), senior midfielder Fatai Alashe (4g, 2a) and junior midfielder Jay Chapman (3g, 8a) from the 2013 team that won a school record fourteen contests and advanced to the Elite Eight where they lost to eventual national champion Notre Dame 2-1. Rebuilding is required on the defensive side of the ball due to the graduation of All-American center back Kevin Cope and left back Ryan Thelen (2g, 7a). Redshirt senior center back Ryan Keener who has been a starter for the past three seasons will anchor the defense along with junior Zach Bennett who recorded a school record thirteen shutouts in goal last year. Junior center back Zach Carroll who transfers in from Virginia is a great addition and will hit the ground running.
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Football freep.com —  The college football previews are rolling out, and Michigan State seems to be entrenched as a top-10-but-not-quite-top-five team. And apparently, that Week 2 trip to Oregon is a big deal.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State has been selected sixth in the Big Ten preseason volleyball poll , as was announced by the Conference office on Thursday, Aug. 14. Defending NCAA and Big Ten Champion Penn State was chosen as the conference favorite after claiming its sixth national title last season. The poll is formulated by a vote of the conference's 14 head coaches.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State appears at No. 16 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national pre-season poll, as announced on Monday. The Spartans are one of seven teams which appear in the pre-season ranking from the Big Ten, which sent seven teams to the NCAA Sweet 16 a year ago.
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Football db.lsj.com —  Coming off the best season in school history, Michigan State will enter this fall ranked No. 8 in the preseason USA Today Amway Coaches poll. It marks the highest ranking for the Spartans in the USA Today preseason rankings since the national newspaper began administering the poll in 1991. MSU’s preseason No. 13 ranking in 2012 was previously the highest the Spartans have started a season in the USA Today poll.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The rankings are the cumulative results of five ESPN college football experts grading programs on five categories. The experts are Travis Haney, Brad Edwards, Brock Huard, Tom Luginbill and Mark Schlabach. The Future Power Rankings attempt to determine the most successful programs for the next three seasons. The top three in this edition are Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  There’s still a ways to go in the Class of 2015 recruiting, but according to one recruiting site Michigan State is off to a good start. Scout.com ranked Michigan State’s 2015 class the seventh-best in the country in its first edition of the class rankings. That ranking is helped by Deyonta Davis, who has shot up individual ranking lists since he first committed to the Spartans back in December, plus the commitment of Kyle Ahrens earlier this month.
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Football mlive.com —  CBSsports.com national college football writer Dennis Dodd has weighed in with his "post-spring Top 25,'' but unlike ESPN.com's recent rankings, Michigan State is not the top-rated team out of the Big Ten. Dodd, who is based in Kansas City, has Ohio State No. 2 and the Spartans No. 7, with Wisconsin ranked next among the Big Ten teams, coming in at No. 15 on his "Post-spring Top 25.''
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Football mlive.com —  ESPN.com unveiled its "Post-Spring Way-Too-Early Top 25" on Monday, and the Spartans were the highest ranked of the six teams Big Ten teams ranked. Michigan State came in at No. 6, Ohio State is No. 7, Wisconsin No. 15, Iowa No. 18, Nebraska No. 24 and Michigan is No. 25.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft came and went Sunday night, and rosters for the 2014-15 college basketball season are starting to take shape. How does Michigan State’s stack up? Given the fact that they’re losing three starters, better than one might think. Two early top 25 lists released this week both feature Michigan State in the top 20: ESPN.com has the Spartans pegged No. 18 and USA Today has them at No. 19.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The basketball at the NCAA tournament championship game at AT&T Stadium in North Texas had finishing bouncing only seconds before CBSsports unleashed its "Ridiculously Early" preseason Top 25 team. ESPN.com was ready to hit the button, too. Michigan State is still considered a Top 25 program by both major Internet sports sites, but the Spartans aren't expected to be the class of the Big Ten. Discuss »