The first BCS Rankings of 2010 are out, and Michigan State is in an enviable spot.
The Spartans are 7-0 on the season, the first time since the glorious 1966 season—and the famed 10-10 with Notre Dame later that year—that MSU has been unbeaten this late in the season.
Michigan State has shown great balance this year. Its offense is ranked second in the Big Ten for total offense, and the Spartans are third in the conference in scoring defense, giving up just 16.6 points per game.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack after the 34-31 overtime win over Notre Dame in September, but rejoined the team a week later and coached from the press box.