These past few weeks have been very nerve racking for the spartan fans out there. Ever since they beat Michigan at the end of January, the team seems to be a little off. They have losses to Rutgers, Wisconsin, and Penn State while avoiding a very close loss to Maryland. MSU will be going up against Illinois, Iowa, and Purdue to finish off the season which is no easy task. But if I am an MSU fan I would need to put full trust into Tom Izzo and understand that he has everything under control (hopefully).
While they are still ranked as of right now, I would assume they will drop out of the top 25 this week. And with the tough road ahead of them, that is why I see them as a close bubble team. They need a strong finish to the regular season then make a run in the big ten tournament and you will see them ranked as a 6 seed at worst, but we will see how the season finishes off.