Spartans ranked No. 12 in latest AP poll
Six Big Ten teams appear in the Top 25 with Indiana leading the pack at No. 11.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Following a nailbiter against Villanova last week, the Michigan State Spartans are ranked No. 12 in the latest AP poll.
Six Big Ten teams appear in the Top 25 with Indiana leading the pack at No. 11. Illinois follows at No. 16 with Maryland (No. 23), Purdue (No. 24), and Iowa (No. 25) rounding out the leaders.
In the preseason poll, MSU was unranked for the second consecutive season for the first time since the 1996-96 season.
After trouncing Northern Arizona 73-55 to open the season on Nov. 7, the Spartans started with a tough schedule, including a loss to No. 2 Gonzaga on a US Navy aircraft carrier on Nov. 11, followed by a 86-77 win over No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday in double overtime.
Up next for MSU: No. 18 Alabama on Thursday as part of the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, OR.
AP Top 25 Men’s Basketball Poll
First-place votes in parentheses
|1.||North Carolina (47)||4-0|
|17.||San Diego State||3-0|
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