MSU Ranks #8 in SI Preseason Top 25

MSU Ranks #8 in SI Preseason Top 25

By Stefanie Pohl. CREATED Aug 15, 2012

The Michigan State Spartans are ranked #8 in Sports Illustrated's Preseason Top 25 list. Wisconsin is the only other Big Ten team ranked in the Top 10, ranked at #6.

The University of Michigan is ranked #13, with Nebraska and Ohio State at #19 and #22 respectively.

Here's the write-up from Mallory Rubin on the Spartans:

"Mark Dantonio isn't interested in resting on laurels. The Spartans are coming off consecutive 11-win seasons and will enter 2012 as a preseason top 10 team, but their coach isn't satisfied. "None of us can be complacent," Dantonio said. "Last year is the past. We need to move forward." Michigan State will be taking those steps without Kirk Cousins, the winningest quarterback in program history. He'll be replaced by two-year backup Andrew Maxwell, who impressed his coaches and teammates even after spraining his right knee in mid-April."

Click here to read the rest of Rubin's feature on Michigan State.

The Spartans will host Boise State in the season opener on August 31st at 8:00PM.s