January 3rd, 2018

The Spartans will make their debut as the nation’s No. 1 team, their first time playing with the top ranking since Jan. 2, 2016. The last time MSU was No. 1, a senior-laden group led by Denzel Valentine, it lasted four games — from Dec. 7, 2015 to Jan. 4, 2016 — before a loss to Iowa to open Big Ten play Dec. 29, 2015. That ended a school-record 13-game win streak to start a season.

Source: Detroit Free Press