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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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Football theonlycolors.com —  Yesterday's loss to Oregon means a drop in the Coaches' Poll for the Spartans. While the Spartans gave a good performance for two-and-a-half to three quarters in Eugene last night, the Ducks' pace was eventually too much for MSU, and they fell a bit in this week's Coaches poll. Obviously polls have a lot less influence on who plays for the national title then they did a year ago, but it's still interesting to see where the Spartans rank. The Spartans fell seven spots to #13 in the Coaches' Poll this week, while Oregon stays at #4.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's crucial week two matchup with Oregon will indeed be a top-10 battle on the west coast. The Spartans (1-0) moved up one spot to No. 7 in The Associated Press' latest Top 25 poll. Michigan State routed Jacksonville State last week, 45-7. The Spartans will take on Oregon, who held firm at No. 3, on Saturday night in Eugene.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans move up two spots from last week. Michigan State's impressive win over Jacksonville State was enough to earn them a two-spot improvement in the Coaches poll, putting them above Ohio State for the time being.
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Field Hockey msuspartans.com —  The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced its 2014 Preseason Poll, and Michigan State ranks 16th in the nation to start the year. The Spartans look to build on the 2013 season that included a Big Ten Tournament Championship and run to the Elite 8.
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Football btn.com —  Even before the season-ending injury to Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, I felt the Spartans were the Big Ten’s best team. The offense has morphed from a question to a strength in one year. The defense? It’s as devastatingly good as ever. Discuss »
Football espn.go.com —  In the new poll, released earlier today, 22 of 25 voters (four from the original poll didn't respond to his request) now pick Michigan State as the Big Ten champion. Ohio State received just one vote, while Nebraska and Michigan tallied one each as well.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News sees the Spartans going 11-1 in the regular season, with the loss at Oregon and running the table in the Big Ten.
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Football mlive.com —  The Michigan State football program may never get completely comfortable with the notion of being the Big Ten favorites, and that's probably a good thing if you're a Spartans fan. Those who understand Mark Dantonio's program realize the importance of the "chip" on the shoulder cannot be undervalued, regardless of how cliche outsiders might find that concept.
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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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