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Women’s Basketball: Spartans Hold Fast In AP Poll

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The women’s team remains No. 25 in the AP Poll and moved to the top of the “Others Receiving Votes” in Coaches Poll.

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The Michigan State Spartans women’s basketball team held firm in the AP Top-25 this week at No. 25 after just one game last week. MSU moved to 7-0 after a dominating performance over Oakland Tuesday, then took the holidays off. The Spartans are one of six Big Ten programs in the rankings, while two others received votes. This is a nation’s best mark with six teams in the top-25.

AP Poll

  1. Stanford
  2. Louisville
  3. North Carolina State
  4. Connecticut
  5. South Carolina
  6. Arizona
  7. Baylor
  8. Oregon
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Arkansas
  11. UCLA
  12. Mississippi State
  13. Kentucky
  14. Maryland
  15. Northwestern
  16. Michigan
  17. Ohio State
  18. DePaul
  19. Texas
  20. Indiana
  21. South Florida
  22. Syracuse
  23. Gonzaga
  24. Missouri State
  25. Michigan State

Others receiving votes: Georgia 33; North Carolina 27; South Dakota State 24; Oregon St. 20; Iowa State 12; Tennessee 10; Arizona State 8; Rutgers 6; Iowa 6; Georgia Tech 4; Wake Forest 4; Rice 3; Alabama 2.


The Spartans moved up to the top of “Others Receiving Votes” in the Coaches Poll this week, but did not break into the rankings.

Coaches Poll

  1. Stanford
  2. Louisville
  3. North Carolina State
  4. South Carolina
  5. Connecticut
  6. Baylor
  7. Oregon
  8. Arizona
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Arkansas
  11. Kentucky
  12. UCLA
  13. Mississippi State
  14. Maryland
  15. Ohio State
  16. Northwestern
  17. Michigan
  18. Indiana
  19. Texas
  20. Syracuse
  21. DePaul
  22. South Florida
  23. Gonzaga
  24. Missouri State
  25. South Dakota State

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan St 31; Georgia 30; Virginia Tech 22; Arizona State 20; Florida State 18; Clemson 16; Iowa 14; Florida Gulf Coast 13; Rutgers 7; Oregon St. 6; North Carolina 6; Tennessee 3; IUPUI 3; Central Florida 3; North Dakota State 1; Georgia Tech 1.