There were many things to like in this game. The MSU offense showed up and Brian Lewerke looked crisp. The defense remained stout, especially Joe Bachie. The Spartans broke their losing streak against the Wildcats. And, of course, starting Big Ten play at 1-0 is huge. Fans took notice of all of this as confidence has increased.
You may have noticed that FanPulse results were not posted last week. This was because there was a glitch in the system and many participants did not receive the survey, so the data was skewed. But it’s fair to assume that confidence decreased following the loss to Arizona State, and the chart confirms this to be true. We are back on the up-and-up following Week 4, though.
Confidence was at 100 percent after Week 2. It then fell dramatically after the Week 3 loss, but is now back up to 83 percent heading into homecoming weekend.
More good news — Michigan State remains in the FanPulse top-25. MSU was also voted back into the AP top-25 this week.
Here is how the national top-25 on FanPulse looks:
Michigan State is at No. 17, which is right around where it has been for the majority of the season. Wisconsin is all the way up to No. 8 after a blowout win over Michigan. Of course, the Wolverines find themselves on a downward spiral, slipping to No. 18. Other Big Ten teams include Ohio State (No. 6), Penn State (No. 12) and Iowa (No. 15). This gives the conference six teams in total.
Here is how the The Only Colors faithful voted in the top-25:
5. Ohio State
10. Notre Dame
12. Penn State
16. Texas A&M
17. Michigan State
21. Boise State
24. Washington State
The only real difference here between TOC and the national crowd is that we (naturally) knock that school in Ann Arbor down a few pegs. Other than that just a few subtle differences with the teams ranked in the 18-25 area.
Elsewhere in the FanPulse realm, a new question was raised this week. Who is the most overrated team in the NCAA?
Lol. The only correct answer.
- Michigan: 60.24 percent
- Florida: 14.98 percent
- UCF: 9.38 percent
- Notre Dame: 6.71 percent
- Utah: 4.09 percent
- Texas: 3.25 percent
- Ohio State: 1.36 percent
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