Gould Headshot squareHere’s the big question about Michigan State: If Ohio State and Michigan are going to be as good as advertised, where does that leave Sparty?

The ceiling tends to be limted for teams that finish third in their division. There’s a limit to Jim Delany’s genius.

I’m not completely convinced, though, that Michigan State will finish third in the Big Ten’s Eastern juggernaut. The Spartans, who won in Ann Arbor and Columbus last year, get both of those opponents at home this year. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.