How Michigan State ranks among the best teams in the nation

How Michigan State ranks among the best teams in the nation

Top recruiting classes for every team in the Big Ten, including some of the best prospects in the country.

 The Spartans ranked No. 1 nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings, No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 8 in the ESPN 300.

The Spartans have five-star prospects at each of the five positions: quarterback, wide receiver, running back, wideout and tight end.

In the 247Composite rankings, the Spartans were No. 2 in the class of 2019 and No-2 in the 2017 class.

Michigan State is ranked No, 6 in the AP Top 25, No, 12 in the CBSSports Composite, No., 16 in the USA Today and No., 17 in ESPN 300 rankings.

It also has two-star defensive tackle Xavier Munford (Michigan) and five-stars linebacker Dontavious Jackson (Minnesota) and offensive tackle Brandon Scherff (Northwestern).

The Spartans finished the 2017 season ranked No., 10 in the College Football Playoff rankings and No, 17 in the Athlon Sports Top 25.

Michigan has four-star tight end Jalen Ross (Wyoming), four-stars offensive lineman Anthony Johnson (Michigan State) and four- stars wide receiver Dontre Wilson (Michigan).

Michigan State was No. 5 in the Class of 2019 in the composite rankings, according to ESPN.

Michigan has five- star wide receiver Jalen Hurd (Michigan), four of the top five wide receivers in the 2019 class, three-star running back Chris Godwin (Michigan and Nebraska), three-stars defensive end Xavier Munsey (Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois) and three- stars offensive tackle Anthony Johnson.

On defense, the Wolverines have five top-15 prospects, including five- stars linebacker Travis Trice (Michigan Tech) and defensive tackle Aaron Smith (Wisconsin).

Michigan is No. 6 in 247Sports’ Composite ranking, No 5 in ESPN’s Top 25 class and No 4 in the Rivals 100.

Syracuse is No, 7 in the Composite rankings.

It has four top-50 players.

Northwestern, No 10 in Rivals’ class, has two five- Star players and four four- Star prospects.