It was Senior Day at Spartan Stadium, and the last home game of the season. A season where MSU has not lost at home, and has only lost one game to their nine wins. The Spartans were the clear favorite against the 4-6 Boilermakers.
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Posted in Sports, Uncategorized, tagged BADGERS, BIG 10, big ten, BOILERMAKERS, Buckeyes, JOE PA, JOE PATERNO, JOEPA, MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE, Michigan State Spartans, michigan state university, MSU, Nittany Lions, NORTHWESTERN, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Ohio State, Ohio State University, Penn State, PURDUE, Spartans, sparty, State, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, WILDCATS, WISCONSIN, WOLVERINES on November 21, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Sports, tagged BCS, BIG 10, big ten, college football, Iowa, MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE, Michigan State Spartans, michigan state university, MSU, RANKINGS, Spartans, sparty, Top 10, TOP 25, U of M, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, UofM, WOLVERINES on November 8, 2010| 2 Comments »
The AP and USA Today put MSU at #10, but the sages at the BCS take them down a notch to #11. I guess beating a 1-9 Minnesota doesn’t impress the computers all that much.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten…
- Wisconsin moves up from #9 to #7, and is currently the highest ranked Big Ten team.
- Almost-Big Ten Nebraska slips from #7 to #8.
- Ohio State moves up from #11 to #9.
- Iowa moves up from #16 to #13.
Not too bad for the Big Ten with two teams in the Top Ten and four teams in the Top 25.
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Posted in Sports, Uncategorized, tagged BCS, BCS TOP 10, BCS TOP 25, BIG 10, big ten, MICHIGAN STATE, michigan state university, MSU, RANKINGS, Spartans, sparty, Top 10, TOP 25 on November 1, 2010| Leave a Comment »
In some ways, I expected worse. Iowa is a good team so losing to them isn’t as bad as losing to Tulsa or Appalachian State. The BCS computers don’t factor in the score, so they do not distinguish a close game from the trainwreck that was MSU-Iowa. In the Big Ten…
- Michigan State drops from #5 to #14 after losing to Iowa
- Wisconsin moves up from #10 to #9
- Ohio State stays put at #11
- Iowa moves up from #18 to #16
- And finally, almost-Big Ten school Nebraska moves up from #14 to #7
Big Ten rankings got a little more interesting with State’s loss to Iowa. There are now four one-loss teams duking it out for the conference. MSU and OSU both have four wins, so they are up top. Wisconsin and Iowa have three wins each, so they are right behind the leads. There is a gaggle of two-loss clubs waiting for the whole thing to bust lose . Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota are holding down the bottom of the list.
Oregon and Auburn flip-flop at the #1 and #2 two spots with the Ducks as the top team in the country. They handled USC pretty well and looked good doing it. I agree with Oregon at #1. TCU and Boise State flip-flop at #3 and #4. These are obviously good teams, but I can’t tell how good becuase most weeks they are playing teams I have never heard of.
Lastly, give it up for NC State! The Pack slip in at #25 this week.