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Michigan State bounced back. On the court, and in the Associated Press Top 25.

The Spartans (17-3) rolled to victory in their only game last week with a rout of Indiana, helping them climb three spots to No. 6 in this week’s AP poll, released Monday.

Michigan State entered the game having lost two of three games.

Michigan (17-5), meanwhile, dropped two spots to No. 25 after a hectic week in which it won two of three games — victories over Maryland and Rutgers were sandwiched around an ugly 72-52 loss at Nebraska.

Michigan State and Michigan occupied the same spots in the coaches poll as well.

Villanova maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP poll, while another bunch of Wildcats found themselves unranked for the first time in nearly four years.

2017-18 MICHIGAN STATE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

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Kentucky slid out of Monday’s latest poll from No. 18 after losses to South Carolina and Florida, snapping a 30-game home winning streak for the Wildcats in Southeastern Conference play. That dropped coach John Calipari’s Wildcats out for the first time since March 2014 and snapped a 68-week stretch in the poll.

The top three of Villanova, Virginia and Purdue remained the same, with the Wildcats (18-1) remaining firmly in place by collecting 63 of 65 first-place votes. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers (18-1) and the Boilermakers (19-2) have combined to win 25 straight games, 19 by double-digit margins, and split the remaining first-place votes.

Duke inched up a spot to No. 4, while Kansas jumped five spots to No. 5 after winning at West Virginia.

Associated Press Top 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. Villanova (63)

18-1

1623

1

2. Virginia (1)

18-1

1537

2

3. Purdue (1)

19-2

1499

3

4. Duke

17-2

1439

5

5. Kansas

16-3

1338

10

6. Michigan State

17-3

1243

9

7. West Virginia

16-3

1217

6

8. Xavier

18-3

1180

11

9. Cincinnati

17-2

1087

12

10. North Carolina

16-4

1014

15

11. Arizona

16-4

974

14

12. Oklahoma

14-4

917

4

13. Ohio State

17-4

787

22

14. Texas Tech

15-4

763

8

15. Gonzaga

17-4

610

13

16. Saint Mary’s (Cal)

19-2

571

17. Wichita State

15-4

547

7

18. Clemson

16-3

474

20

19. Auburn

17-2

470

17

20. Florida

14-5

366

21. Arizona State

15-4

353

16

22. Tennessee

13-5

260

21

23. Nevada

18-3

190

24. Rhode Island

15-3

189

25. Michigan

17-5

123

23

Others receiving votes: Miami 83, Louisville 81, TCU 45, Kentucky 38, Kansas State 35, Seton Hall 25, Creighton 20, Florida State 14, Houston 5, New Mexico State 4, Boise St. 2, Providence 2.

Coaches poll

 

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Villanova (31)

18-1

798

1

2. Virginia

18-1

759

2

3. Purdue (1)

19-2

740

3

4. Duke

17-2

707

5

5. Kansas

16-3

639

10

6. Michigan State

17-3

589

9

7. West Virginia

16-3

571

7

8. Xavier

18-3

566

12

8. Cincinnati

17-2

566

11

10. North Carolina

16-4

517

14

11. Oklahoma

14-4

407

6

12. Arizona

16-4

403

17

13. Ohio State

17-4

385

22

14. Texas Tech

15-4

346

8

15. Gonzaga

17-4

288

13

16. Wichita State

15-4

280

4

17. Clemson

16-3

275

18

18. Saint Mary’s

19-2

217

19. Auburn

17-2

190

20

20. Arizona State

15-4

187

14

21. Tennessee

13-5

158

21

22. Florida

14-5

136

23. Rhode Island

15-3

107

24. Miami

14-4

98

23

25. Michigan

17-5

97

24

Others receiving votes: Kentucky 92, Nevada 90, Seton Hall 55, Louisville 45, Creighton 30, TCU 29, Providence 7, Alabama 6, Kansas State 6, Boise State 5, Middle Tennessee 4, Florida State 2, New Mexico State 2, Louisiana-Lafayette 1.

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