LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans scans the field during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: MSU No. 8 In AP Preseason Poll

No. 8 Michigan State has its best preseason ranking since 1967, when the Spartans were No. 3.

97.1 The Ticket–08/18/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a 34-24 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State Ranks 6th In Sports Illustrated’s Top 25 Poll

Fresh off a Rose Bowl win and a Big Ten Championship, Michigan State isn’t the favorite to win the Big Ten (Ohio State is). Sports Illustrated has ranked the Spartans 6 in the preseason rankings.

97.1 The Ticket–08/13/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans rushes with the ball against the Stanford Cardinal during the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Michigan State Hoping For Big Ten Repeat

It wasn’t until November last year — after Michigan State pounded rival Michigan — that the idea of the Spartans playing in the Rose Bowl started to feel like a serious possibility.

97.1 The Ticket–08/12/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans shakes hands with head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes after defeating the Buckeyes 34-24 to win the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ohio State Lists BCS Title Game On Schedule, Only Problem It Doesn’t Exist Anymore [PHOTO]

Another day, another mistake — This time by Ohio State.

97.1 The Ticket–08/11/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans answers questions after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tyriq Thompson Commits To MSU – Even Though Dad Played At Michigan

247Sports reports Thompson also had offers from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014

Head coach, Mark Dantonio leads his Michigan State Spartans onto the field.  (File photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Michigan St. Girding For Ohio St. In Big Ten East

Michigan State has played in two of the three Big Ten title games, is the defending Rose Bowl champion and on the best run in program history with 42 wins in four years.

97.1 The Ticket–08/05/2014

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 02: Coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans directs play against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl January 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Michigan State Misspells ‘Accurate’ On Sign Outside Locker Room [PHOTO]

The sign looks amazing — until you give it a closer look.

97.1 The Ticket–08/05/2014

STATE COLLEGE, PA - DECEMBER 31:  John Johnson #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions battles for a loose ball against Travis Trice #20 and Kenny Kaminski #30 of the Michigan State Spartans at the Bryce Jordan Center on December 31, 2013 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Izzo Makes It Clear Kaminski Was Dismissed, Did Not Just Choose To Transfer

“After he repeatedly failed to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss Kenny from the program.”

CBS Detroit–08/04/2014

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Michigan State Eighth In Coaches Poll

Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll.

97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans celebrate stopping the Stanford Cardinal on fourth down to take possesion in the final moments of their 24-20 win in 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Dantonio Says If A Playoff Existed Last Year: ‘We’d Have Been National Champions’

“We played our best football in November into the championship game and Rose Bowl,” Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said.

CBS Detroit–07/29/2014

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EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Dominic Rufran #33 of the Wyoming Cowboys is tackled by Chris Frey #23 of the Michigan State Spartans, bottom, and safety Demetrious Cox #7 during the third quarter at Spartan Stadium on September 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Cowboys 56-14. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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