MSU drops one spot to 13th in AP poll
Michigan State dropped one spot to No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll following Friday night’s loss to Arizona.
The Spartans (0-1) are back in action Tuesday night against No. 2 Kentucky in New York.
Duke held onto its comfortable lead in the first regular-season poll. The Blue Devils (2-0) received 58 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, keeping their large lead over Kentucky, which was No. 1 on one ballot.
Defending champion Villanova received five first-place votes and moved up one place to third, replacing Kansas, one of three ranked teams that lost last week. Oregon and North Carolina both moved up one spot to fourth and fifth, while Indiana, which beat Kansas 103-99 in overtime, jumped from 11th to sixth. The Hoosiers were No. 1 on one ballot.
ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL
5. North Carolina
13. Michigan State
17. Saint Mary's (California)
19. West Virginia
20. Iowa State
21. Rhode Island