In the most recent ESPN college power rankings by Jeff Borzello, the Spartans are ranked No. 5, and are ranked No. 13 according to RPI statistics. In the latest ESPN Bracketology projection by ESPN insider Joe Lunardi, the Spartans sit as the No. 2 seed in the midwest-region of the tournament. Xavier is the No. 1 seed, even though it sits at No. 3 behind MSU in the AP poll.
Source: The State News