Sports Illustrated is the only preseason magazine I can find that says Michigan State is a better football team than Michigan. The sports magazine ranked the Spartans number eight in its preseason rankings and lists Michigan 13th. Most magazines have it the other way for three main reasons. Michigan sells. Michigan has a senior quarterback in Denard Robinson while the Spartans have Andrew Maxwell who most people are tempted to call Charlie Maxwell because they don’t know who the hell he is.