Are the Michigan State Spartans Good Enough To Enter Season As No. 1 Team?

By Trevor Lowry
Michigan State Spartans
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The Michigan State Spartans will have one of the best lineups in the 2013-14 college basketball season. So, are they good enough to enter the year as the No. 1 team?

Well, why not?

They basically are bringing back the exact same team. Michigan State won 27 games last season and made the 2013 NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed. It also finished one game back in the Big Ten standings with a conference record of 13-5.

With that said, Kansas, Louisville or Kentucky could easily be ranked No. 1 as well. All three of those teams will have a boat load of talent and the Cardinals did win the national championship this past season.

The Jayhawks are getting a lot of hype due to Andrew Wiggins joining the team, Kentucky will rock arguably one of the best recruiting classes of all time and the Cardinals once again are the defending national champs.

It is the Spartans who will likely be the best team in the Big Ten. If that is actually the case, they should receive a No. 1 seed in the dance. Before we get too ahead of ourselves though, the season has to start.

When it does, Michigan State could be the No. 1 team in the nation. My money would be on either Louisville or Kentucky taking the top spot, but that does not mean it will not happen for the Spartans.

They will be just as good as anyone in the 2013-14 season and a national championship could be in the near future for them.

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