Branden Dawson has career averages of 9.4 points and 6.1 rebounds over three seasons at MSU. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)
Michigan State is ranked No. 18 and Michigan is unranked in the Sporting News' college basketball yearbook.
The Sporting News' predictions were reported by umhoops.com.
The Spartans are picked second in the Big Ten, behind Wisconsin, and the Wolverines are picked fifth in the 14-team conference.
MSU's Branden Dawson and Michigan's Caris LeVert are on the Sporting News' 10-player All-Big Ten team.