2. Michigan State, (15-2, 6-0)
Injuries to Joshua Langford and Kyle Ahrens haven’t done much to slow the Spartans, who have won by 16, nine, 18 and 15 in their return to conference play. MSU is in the midst of playing four of five on the road, with the lone home game against red-hot Maryland four days after playing at Nebraska. If the Spartans add to their school-record 18-game conference winning streak, they will have earned it.
Up next: at Nebraska Thursday; vs. Maryland Jan. 21