LOOK: How Izzo’s Best Teams Were Seeded
With selection Sunday a day away, everyone is focused to see where the MSU Men's Basketball Program will end up.
Despite a 29-4 record, signs point towards the Spartans landing a No. 2 seed during the March Madness tournament.
Michigan State previously held a No. 2 ranking before falling to No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coach's poll after a loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament.
In February, the NCAA Bracket Preview declared the then-No.4 ranked MSU a No. 3 seed in the tournament if it were to have started then.
The preview cited MSU's relatively weak schedule as its reasoning for giving MSU such a low seeding.
Recently, ESPN's Joe Lunardi also predicted the Spartans would claim a No. 3 seed and compete in Wichita rather than the hoped Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Meanwhile, Spartan head coach Tom Izzo has said the seedings don't matter much to his team because they win regardless.
Check out the gallery to see how accurate he really is!
1999, AP No. 2, Tournament No. 1 seed
MSU won both the Big Ten and the Big Ten Tournament, finishing the season with a 29-4 record and a No. 2 ranking. The No. 1 seeded Spartans fought their way to the Final Four before losing to Duke.
2000, AP No. 2, Tournament No. 1 seed:
Everyone's favorite Spartan team entered March Madness ranked No. 2 with a 26-7 ranking. Mateen Cleaves led the Spartans to Tom Izzo's only NCAA Championship and the Big Ten's last March Madness title.
2001, AP No. 3, Tournament No. 1 seed:
The Spartans finished the season at 24-4 before a 19 point loss to Arizona in the Final Four ruined their title hopes.
2005, AP No. 15, Tournament No. 5 seed:
The 22-6 Spartans had a less than fantastic season, finishing 2nd in the Big Ten. That didn't stop Maurice Ager and Paul Davis from taking the team to the Final Four.
2009, AP No. 8, Tournament No. 2 seed:
Coming in to the tournament at 26-6, the Green and White made it all the way to the championship game at Ford Field. Unfortunately, that's when Roy Williams' Tar Heels stopped them 89-72.
2010, AP No. 13, Tournament No. 5 seed:
With a 24-8 record going into March Madness, Draymond Green helped take the Spartans back to the Final Four. The Brad Stevens coached Butler Bulldogs kept MSU from advancing to the championship game.
2015, AP No. 23, Tournament No. 7 seed:
This one was special. The 2013-14 season marked the first time a full Spartan class had never gone to the Final Four under Tom Izzo.
Beating Louisville that Sunday afternoon meant so much to the students that they had to celebrate the only way they could, with bagels from the Snyder-Phillips cafeteria.