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MSU Hoops Jumps To No. 4 in AP/Coaches Polls

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Men’s Basketball Polls

The latest AP Poll is out for college basketball, and the Michigan State Spartans have jumped to No. 4 in the latest poll. This marks the 11th time in the last 13 seasons that MSU has been ranked in the top-five at some point in the national polls. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, there are three schools in the top-10 and six in the top-25, both nation bests although the ACC ties one of those feats with six teams also in the top-25.

MSU’s opponent for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Virginia, comes in at No. 18 in this week’s poll. Illinois-Duke will be a top-10 matchup elsewhere in the Challenge, while Iowa-North Carolina will be top-20 and the would be top-25 matchup between Wisconsin-Louisville has been cancelled due to COVID-19 issues among the Louisville program. Michigan-NC State has also been cancelled, with both teams receiving votes in the Coaches Poll.

Men’s Basketball AP Poll

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Iowa Hawkeyes
  4. Michigan State Spartans
  5. Kansas
  6. Illinois Fighting Illini
  7. Houston
  8. Creighton
  9. Villanova
  10. Duke
  11. West Virginia
  12. Tennessee
  13. Wisconsin Badgers/Texas
  14. -
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. North Carolina
  17. Texas Tech
  18. Virginia
  19. Richmond
  20. Florida State
  21. Rutgers
  22. Ohio State
  23. Arizona State
  24. San Diego State
  25. Louisville

Others Receiving Votes:

Michigan 107, Saint Louis 94, Florida 90, Indiana 40, Oregon 26, Oklahoma St. 26, Marquette 22, Missouri 19, UConn 12, Xavier 9, Clemson 7, Alabama 5, Washington St 3, Maryland 2, UCLA 1, SMU 1, Oklahoma 1.

Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Iowa
  4. Michigan State
  5. Kansas
  6. Villanova
  7. Creighton
  8. Houston
  9. Illinois
  10. West Virginia
  11. Duke
  12. Texas
  13. Wisconsin
  14. North Carolina
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Tennessee
  17. Texas Tech
  18. Virginia
  19. Richmond
  20. Ohio State
  21. Florida State
  22. Rutgers
  23. Arizona State
  24. Louisville
  25. Florida

Dropped Out:

No. 9 Kentucky; No. 20 Oregon; No. 21 UCLA; No. 25 Alabama.

Others Receiving Votes:

Michigan 78; San Diego St. 50; Saint Louis 44; UCLA 38; Oregon 34; Oklahoma State 30; Indiana 26; Marquette 16; Missouri 15; North Dakota 14; Oklahoma 13; Louisiana State 13; Arkansas 11; NC State 10; Clemson 10; Maryland 6; Connecticut 6; Xavier 5; Memphis 2; Drake 2; Western Kentucky 1; Southern Methodist 1; Kentucky 1; Alabama 1; Abilene Christian 1.


Football Polls

Coaches Poll has Ohio State one spot lower than the AP No. 4 versus No. 3 in this week’s poll. Indiana is inside the top-10 in both after taking down Wisconsin with a backup quarterback.

AP Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Florida
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Indiana
  9. Miami
  10. Iowa State
  11. Coastal Carolina
  12. Georgia
  13. Oklahoma
  14. BYU
  15. Northwestern
  16. USC
  17. Louisiana
  18. Tulsa
  19. Iowa
  20. North Carolina
  21. Colorado
  22. Liberty
  23. Texas
  24. Buffalo
  25. Wisconsin

Others Receiving Votes:

North Carolina State 98, Marshall 66, San Jose State 66, Oklahoma State 33, UCF 11, Boise State 10, Washington 10, Auburn 9, Missouri 8, Nevada 5, Army 2, UCLA 1, TCU 1

Coach’s Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Florida
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Miami
  9. Indiana
  10. Georgia
  11. Iowa State
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Coastal Carolina
  14. Northwestern
  15. USC
  16. BYU
  17. Louisiana
  18. Iowa
  19. Tulsa
  20. North Carolina
  21. Liberty
  22. Colorado
  23. Texas
  24. NC State
  25. Wisconsin

Dropped Out:

No. 15 Marshall; No. 18 Oklahoma State; No. 20 Oregon; No. 23 Washington.

Others Receiving Votes:

Oklahoma State 100; Missouri 88; Marshall 77; San Jose State 68; Buffalo 59; Nevada 48; Auburn 42; Oregon 30; Boise State 26; Army 25; Washington 19; Southern Methodist 10; Appalachian State 3.