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ESPN: Michigan State Has The 'Most Miserable' Fan Base In The Big Ten

These Big Ten fans aren't happy, according to the Worldwide Leader.

ESPN has come up with a "Fan Happiness Index" (FHI) heading into the 2017 season.

Using six metrics (Program power, rivalry dominance, coaching stability, recruiting trend, revenue growth and Twitter buzz), ESPN has ranked every Division I program from 1-128.

According to ESPN, Michigan State fans are the 'most miserable' in the Big Ten. In fact, the Spartans are one of the least happy fanbases in all of Division I, coming in 115th out of 128.

The FHI categorizes Michigan State fans as "distraught" and adds that "the FPI (football power index) projects Michigan State to have another losing season this year--and apparently the fans can sense it."

The Spartans are coming off a 3-9 record in 2016, but are only two years removed from a Big Ten title and College Football Playoff berth. Is ESPN's assessment too harsh?

You can go through all the ESPN rankings here.