MSU drops one spot to 13th in AP poll

Detroit News staff and wires
Miles Bridges scores during Michigan State's loss to Arizona on Friday night.

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.

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1. Duke

2. Kentucky

3. Villanova

4. Oregon

5. North Carolina

6. Indiana

7. Kansas

8. Virginia

9. Wisconsin

10. Arizona

11. Xavier

12. Louisville

13. Michigan State

14. Gonzaga

15. Purdue

16. UCLA

17. Saint Mary's (California)

18. Syracuse

19. West Virginia

20. Iowa State

21. Rhode Island

22. Creighton

23. Texas

24. Cincinnati

25. California