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Michigan State Basketball still No. 1 in NBC Preseason College Basketball Top 25

The Spartans are still on top following the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline.

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

2017-18 is shaping up to be a special season for the Michigan State Spartans.

With almost all of last year’s team back in East Lansing — including star forward Miles Bridges — this could easily become one of Tom Izzo’s most talented teams in his 22 years as the Spartans head coach.

That’s why it’s no surprise to see NBC Sports still has Michigan State stop their preseason college hoops 25 poll, which they updated following Wednesday’s NBA Draft withdrawal deadline.

1. Michigan State

Who’s gone: Eron Harris, Alvin Ellis III

Who do they add: Jaren Jackson, Xavier Tillman

Projected starting lineup: Cassius Winston, Josh Langford, Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson, Nick Ward

I like this Michigan State team a lot. Nick Ward was a beast last year and Jaren Jackson is the perfect sidekick. Cassius Winston and Josh Langford will both take a step forward. The key, however, is that a potential Player of the Year in Miles Bridges opted to return to school.

Buckle up!