This flew a bit under the radar, but got my attention - in ranking their preseason 120 of all College Football teams, Rivals.com listed MSU at #47:
This is noteworthy because, if my eyes aren't deceiving me, they're counting upward, and Michigan hasn't been ranked yet. Thus...despite massive positive vibing around MSU's football program, and repeated stories of how down Michigan is, it looks like at least one outlet expects us to surpass Sparty on the field this year.
Count me among the believers, too. Go Blue!