Power rankings: Spartans on the rise

Updated: October 2, 2013, 10:26 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

Alexis Mathews doesn't think it's a big deal. She figures it's what any big sister/first-born child would do. When her parents were consumed with her younger brother's fight for life when she was in high school, she stepped forward to look after other siblings.

The maturity that Mathews has shown all her life off the court is evident in both her and her Michigan State volleyball team on the court. The Spartans just had one of the best weekends in program history, knocking ...

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