It was another exciting season for fans of both the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans. Unfortunately, when all was said and done, neither team was able to win it all as both teams were rolled by Texas Tech as Michigan lost in the Sweet 16 and Michigan State was ousted in the Final Four.
That being said, it is never too early to start looking towards next season and that is exactly what the Sporting News has accomplished with their ‘Way Too Early Top 25 for 2019-2020’ rankings.
According to the Sporting News, Michigan State is ranked No. 2 while Michigan comes in at No. 4.
Here are the capsules for each team via the Sporting News:
2. Michigan State
2018-19 record and finish: 32-7, national semifinals
Key players: PG Cassius Winston, SG Joshua Langford, SF Aaron Henry, C Xavier Tillman, SG Gabe Brown
Key recruits: SG Rocket Watts (247Sports No. 32)
Key decisions: C Nick Ward tested the draft last year and is not projected as a first-round pick.
2018-19 record and finish: 30-7, Sweet 16
Key players: PG Zavier Simpson, SG Jordan Poole, C Jon Teske, PF Isaiah Livers, PG Eli Brooks
Key recruits: SF Jalen Wilson (247Sports No. 46)
Key decisions: None.
NOTE: It is interesting that Ignas Brazdeikis as either a key player or a key decision for the Wolverines. Maybe the forgot about him??
Nation, where do you think the Wolverines and Spartans will be ranked when the preseason polls come out A LONG TIME FROM NOW?
To read the full top 25, please click here.