It’s the first day of practice and the first USA Today Coaches Poll has dropped.
Folks, football is in the air.
Your Spartans will start the season ranked at No. 20. They are one of seven Big Ten teams in the top 25 as Ohio State leads the way coming in at No. 5.
Perennial Big Ten Championship Game participant Michigan is No. 7, Penn State is No. 14, Wisconsin is No. 17, Iowa is No. 19 and Northwestern is No. 25.
Nebraska is the 26th team, just nine votes behind Northwestern. Minnesota also got a vote as well.
For the first time in its program’s history, Clemson headlines the preseason Coaches Poll with Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma following behind them in order.