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Football espn.go.com —  Shilique Calhoun's return guarantees the Spartan Dawgs will retain their bite up front. Starting defensive tackles Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath also will be back, and Malik McDowell could be ready to take a leap forward after getting his feet wet as a true freshman. Michigan State does have to replace four-year starter Marcus Rush, but it has Demetrius Cooper groomed to take on a much larger role. This is a deep and talented bunch anchored by a potential NFL first-rounder in Calhoun.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  The big winner this week in the coaches poll? Michigan State. The Spartans won four straight and is back in the rankings after a winter hiatus.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has slipped a spot in ESPN's post-signing day "Way-Too-Early Top 25" rankings without so much as playing a game or unexpectedly losing an underclassman to the upcoming NFL draft. Alabama jumped from No. 10 to No. 4, which knocked Michigan State from No. 6 down to No. 7.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State, which capped off an 11-2 season with a comeback win over Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl, is ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls.
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Football freep.com —  To put MSU's feat in perspective, Wisconsin has never done it and Michigan last did it in the late 1940s
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans finished No. 5 in the AP Top 25 poll, tied with Florida State, but so far the early preseason prognosticators have them starting next season lower in the ranks.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Kentucky remains No. 1 in the AP Top 25, though two overtime games loosened its hold on the top spot a bit. Michigan State received 67 votes in the poll, good for the unofficial No. 27 spot.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State has fallen out of the Associated Press poll for the first time this season. The Spartans (8-6, 0-3 Big Ten) opened their conference schedule with three losses. They were rated No. 24 before Sunday's 74-65 defeat at U-M.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This week marks the first time since Jan. 31, 2011 that Michigan State received no votes
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  South Carolina remained at No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the fourth straight week after a 62-point win in its lone game, while Michigan State moved up one spot to No. 18.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State is ranked No. 25 in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll, following Sunday night's 87-61 win over Oakland. MSU returns to the Top 25 after a one-week absence.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The final pre-bowl AP Top 25 poll is out, and Michigan State will enter the postseason ranked as the country's top two-loss club. Michigan State (10-2) remained at No. 7 in this week's AP Top 25, and the only teams in front of the Spartans are clubs with either one loss or none at all.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State rose one spot to 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.
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Football freep.com —  Now Michigan State plays the waiting game. The Spartans rank No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches' Poll this week after beating Penn State 34-10 to finish the regular season at 10-2.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State moved up a notch in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings released Tuesday night on the strength of its 45-3 win over Rutgers and Mississippi's fall from No. 8 last week after it lost to Arkansas.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women's basketball team dropped one spot to No. 16 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday, following a 1-1 week that included a loss to the nation's new No. 2 team.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State (2-1) dropped one spot for the second consecutive week after falling to Duke, 81-71, Tuesday in Indianapolis. The Spartans rebounded to beat Loyola Chicago, 87-52 Friday night at home.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State moved up from No. 12 to No. 11 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings released Tuesday night on ESPN2.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Kentucky remains No. 1 in the first Associated Press regular-season men's basketball poll released today. Michigan State fell one spot, to No. 19, after struggling against Navy in its season opener. Michigan stayed No. 24.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State got back on the horse with a victory Saturday night at Maryland, and as a result, moved back into the AP Top 25 top 10. The Spartans (8-2) jumped two spots from No. 12 to No. 10 after a 37-15 win at Maryland. MSU is still behind Big Ten East leader Ohio State, who rose one spot to No. 7.
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