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FanPulse Results: Confidence rises for Michigan State football fans following win

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Michigan State at Rutgers Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Although it was against lowly Rutgers, a win can do wonders for both a team and its fans’ psyche. The Michigan State football team broke a five-game losing streak by shutting out the Scarlet Knights, 27-0. Cody White nearly single-handily out-performed the entire Rutgers offense (11 catches, 136 yards and three touchdowns versus 140 total yards and zero points for Rutgers). Spartan fans are feeling a little bit better about the team moving forward.

At 26.7 percent, it’s a pretty big rise from last week when confidence was at just 4.6 percent. But obviously this is still a very low mark overall. A victory over a two-win Rutgers squad isn’t exactly going to change a lot of minds, but it’s a step in the right direction. With a win over Maryland on Saturday, Michigan State will earn bowl eligibility. It’s been a forgettable season, but MSU has a chance to finish it out on a positive note.

As for the Michigan State basketball team, confidence going into this week remained at 100 percent, but given the loss to Virginia Tech on Monday, we will hold off on any analysis here and wait for next week’s results to come in — I have a hunch confidence will dip for the first time this season.

National Top-25:

Not much change from last week. The top-five remains the same, and eight of the top-ten teams are the same with Minnesota and Baylor moving back into the exclusive group after a one-week hiatus. Oregon slips from No. 8 down to No. 14 after being upset by the Sun Devils (those pesky Sun Devils!). Navy moves into the Top-25 after defeating SMU, while the Mustangs fell out of the poll.

National Question of the Week:

  • Candied Yams/Sweet Potatoes: 31.2 percent
  • Green Bean Casserole: 29.2 percent
  • Mac and Cheese: 25.5 percent
  • Stuffing: 10.3 percent
  • Mashed Potatoes; 3.7 percent

What the hell is a candied yam anyway? Not sure I’ve ever indulged. However, I do enjoy regular sweet potatoes every once in a while and y’all are sleeping on them.

The Only Colors Top-25:

1. Ohio State

2. LSU

3. Clemson

4. Alabama

5. Georgia

6. Utah

7. Oklahoma

8. Baylor

9. Florida

10. Minnesota

11. Penn State

12. Auburn

13. Memphis

14. Cincinnati

15. Wisconsin

16. Oregon

17. Notre Dame

18. Michigan

19. App State

20. Boise State

21. Iowa

22. Navy

23. Air Force

24. Virginia Tech

25. Oklahoma State