(FYI - Tom Deinhart at BTN.com chimes in on MSU with his impressions, and they are all spot on with the ES' so far on offense and defense. Deinhart notes the great play from Bullough at RB, his senior brother at LB, and better results at WR).
USA TODAY POLL
MSU is on the outside looking in at #28 ranking the national coaches' poll... PERFECT. And, looking at the USAT poll below finds really only three surprises: Boise State at #19, UCLA at #21, and Northwestern at #22. We beat Boise last year in East Lansing, and they return all their starters, but they weren't THAT good. Northwestern should be VERY GOOD this year, they beat us in East Lansing because of terrible coaching and the worst game of Maxwell's career, but just seeing them in the preseason top 25 at any time is a surprise. UCLA, just don't know much about them.
Quick thoughts: Oklahoma State is better than #14 but needs to prove it; Stanford is not as good as #4; Notre Dame at #11 - the Irish were lucky all over 2012 and got due payment playing ' Bama, and they won't have such luxury this year, especially after the Spartans win in South Bend in September. Michigan at #17 is overrated, much like Notre Dame - they have a better QB and a good coach, but have a tough schedule, plus the Spartans in East Lansing.
|USA Today Poll|
|2||Ohio State (3)||0-0||1427|
|6||Texas A&M (1)||0-0||1215|