The latest version of the BCS Standings were released tonight, and the Michigan State Spartans found themselves up one spot from last week to 16th.
The Spartans were able to move up a spot despite playing a bye week, but a lack of respect is still felt by the Spartan football team after they were inexplicably jumped by Fresno State and Northern Illinois.
While the Spartans have had their fair share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball, there is probably not one person in the country who doesn’t think the Spartans could handle both of these teams.
The Spartans also didn’t receive any help from teams that they have played this season, as Michigan lost at home to Nebraska and Notre Dame lost on the road against Pittsburgh, which severely decreases Michigan State’s strength of schedule.
Despite all of the nonsense that can come weekly with the soon-to-be-eliminated BCS, the Spartans still control their destiny for the season and have all of their goals ahead of them.
The Spartans have a must-win game this Saturday when they travel to Lincoln to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. If the Spartans can win, they will have total control of the Legends Division.
The winner will automatically receive a bid to play in the Rose Bowl, which Michigan State has not played in since 1987.