NFL.com has ranked the best college football’s best teams and Michigan State comes in at #3 on the countdown. Countdown author, Chase Goodbread had this to say about Mark Dantonio’s program:
Why they rank: The Spartans will be tough on defense once again, and quarterback Connor Cook will be a steady, veteran presence in close games. MSU will be strong on the line of scrimmage, especially offensively, and pass rusher Shilique Calhoun will harass Big Ten quarterbacks all season.
How they might falter: The Spartans secondary is a question mark, and in the age of quick-striking, spread offenses, that’s the wrong place to be soft.
See the rest of the rankings at NFL.com.