It’s the official song bird of basketball season approaching — the first AP Poll.
Iowa heads up the conference as the No. 5 team, and Wisconsin trails closely behind with a No. 7 ranking, as does Illinois (No. 8). Behind the Spartans in the rankings is Ohio State at No. 23, Rutgers at No. 24 and Michigan at No. 25. Indiana also received votes to give them a participation trophy heading into the season.
The top-three nationally stacks up as this, in order: Gonzaga, Baylor and Villanova.
MSU already has dates set to face No. 4 Virginia and No. 9 Duke this season.
The rest of the poll can be seen here.