On the field, Michigan State’s won the Big Ten championship twice in the past three years, advancing to the College Football Playoff in 2015.
It seems the football team is winning off it, too.
Athlon Sports ranked the Spartans logo No. 1 in all of football this year. Athlon said they ranked the logos based on aesthetics, color combination and creativity. Michigan State beat out Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and Miami (Fla.) for the top spot.
Here’s what Athlon had to say about Michigan State’s logo:
Michigan State’s in-state rival may have the best college football uniforms but it is Sparty who can lay claim to the game’s best logo. The second-place finisher in Reddit’s recent logo poll, this Spartan helmet silhouette ranks supreme here because it’s everything you want in a logo: Striking but understated, strong but subtle and just all-around awesome. And after years of endlessly toying with the shade of green, Michigan State finally hit the jackpot.
Here’s where Athlon had the Big Ten teams:
1. Michigan State
11. Penn State