Spartans finish #3, preseason #6, move Oregon game up a week The Enlightened Spartan: Spartans finish #3, preseason #6, move Oregon game up a week

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Spartans finish #3, preseason #6, move Oregon game up a week

OK, the ES has taken some time off and healed his victory wounds from Pasadena.  Michigan State ended up #3 in the BCS, and in the final USA Today Poll; just 13 votes behind Auburn. The complete final AP poll is below, but as the ES said, MSU should have finished #2 above the Tigers.

What IS interesting, is that the "way-too-early" ESPN Poll picks the Big Green as a preseason #6 pick, with a favorable schedule - first time I can remember in my life that the Spartans were a preseason top 10 in football.

In other news.... the Spartans scheduled game at Oregon has been moved up to September 6, with a 3:30 ET kickoff.  Future schedules are listed below the USA Today Poll

USA Today Poll
RKTEAMRECORDPTS
1Florida State (59)14-01475
2Auburn12-21388
3Michigan State13-11375
4South Carolina11-21219
5Missouri12-21200
6Oklahoma11-21189
7Clemson11-21091
8Alabama11-21086
9Oregon11-2975
10Ohio State12-2872
10Stanford11-3872
12UCF12-1865
13Baylor11-2796
14LSU10-3719
15Louisville12-1703
16UCLA10-3597
17Oklahoma State10-3587
18Texas A&M9-4443
19USC10-4313
20Arizona State10-4302
21Wisconsin9-4266
22Duke10-4202
23Vanderbilt9-4180
24Notre Dame9-4125
25Nebraska9-4123
  • Others receiving votes: Washington 67, Fresno State 54, Northern Illinois 21, Marshall 17, Texas Tech 13, Kansas State 11, Ole Miss 7, Texas 4, Miami (FL) 4, Cincinnati 3, East Carolina 3, Arizona 2, North Texas 2, Utah State 2, Navy 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1
2014 SPARTAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 30 JACKSONVILLE STATE
Sept. 6 at Oregon
Sept. 20 EASTERN MICHIGAN
Sept. 27 WYOMING (HOMECOMING)
Oct. 4 NEBRASKA
Oct. 11 at Purdue
Oct. 18 at Indiana
Oct. 25 MICHIGAN
Nov. 8 OHIO STATE
Nov. 15 at Maryland
Nov. 22 RUTGERS
Nov. 29 at Penn State

2015
Sept. 12 OREGON
Sept. 19 at Western Michigan
Sept. 26 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Oct. 3 PURDUE
Oct. 10 at Rutgers
Oct. 17 at Michigan
Oct. 24 INDIANA
Nov. 7 at Nebraska
Nov. 14 MARYLAND
Nov. 21 at Ohio State
Nov. 28 PENN STATE
* Additional game to be scheduled

2016 (BIG TEN ONLY)
Oct. 1 at Indiana
Oct. 8 WISCONSIN
Oct. 15 NORTHWESTERN
Oct. 22 at Maryland
Oct. 29 MICHIGAN
Nov. 5 at Illinois
Nov. 12 RUTGERS
Nov. 19 OHIO STATE
Nov. 26 at Penn State

2017 (BIG TEN ONLY)
Sept. 30 IOWA
Oct. 7 at Michigan
Oct. 14 at Minnesota
Oct. 21 INDIANA
Oct. 28 at Northwestern
Nov. 4 PENN STATE
Nov. 11 at Ohio State
Nov. 18 MARYLAND
Nov. 25 at Rutgers

2018 (BIG TEN ONLY)
Sept. 22: at Indiana
Oct. 6: NORTHWESTERN
Oct. 13: at Penn State
Oct. 20: MICHIGAN
Oct. 27: PURDUE
Nov. 3: at Maryland
Nov. 10: OHIO STATE
Nov. 17: at Nebraska
Nov. 24: RUTGERS

2019 (BIG TEN ONLY)

Sept. 21: at Northwestern
Sept. 28: INDIANA
Oct. 5: at Ohio State
Oct. 12: at Wisconsin
Oct. 26: PENN STATE
Nov. 9: ILLINOIS
Nov. 16: at Michigan
Nov. 23: at Rutgers
Nov. 30: MARYLAND

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