Michigan State moves in top 10 in latest AP poll, Michigan falls out

Michigan and Michigan State both opened the college basketball season with 2-0 weeks.

One of them moved into the top 10 of this week’s Associated Press poll. The other dropped out of the poll.

The Spartans jumped up five spots to No. 8 in this week’s poll, released on Monday, setting up a top-10 game at new No. 6 Duke on Tuesday.

Michigan, meanwhile, fell from the No. 25 spot in the poll to the first spot out of it.

Michigan State turned in a pair of impressive wins in the opening week of the season. The Spartans beat Eastern Michigan, 83-67 to open the season. They followed that up with a 80-70 win over Notre Dame, in a game in which they led by as many as 28 in the second half before the Irish came back primarily against Spartans reserves.

Michigan, meanwhile, won comfortably in its season-opener against Bowling Green on Wednesday but needed overtime on Sunday to beat an Oakland team that came into the season a 0-3.

The Spartans and Blue Devils will play on Tuesday, marking the third time in the last four seasons that the teams have met when both are in the top 10.

Michigan next plays against Ball State on Wednesday.

The Spartans came in at No. 8 in the poll but are only the fourth-highest-rated Big Ten team, behind No. 3 Iowa, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 5 Illinois.

Associated Press Top 25

1. Gonzaga (57) 2-0

2. Baylor (6) 2-0

3. Iowa 2-0

4. Wisconsin 2-0

5. Illinois 3-0

6. Duke 1-0

7. Kansas 1-1

8. Michigan St. 2-0

9. Creighton 1-0

10. Houston 3-0

11. West Virginia 3-0

12. Villanova 2-1

13. Tennessee 0-0

14. North Carolina 1-0

15. Virginia 1-1

16. Virginia Tech 3-0

17. Texas 1-0

17. Texas Tech 2-1

19. Richmond 2-0

20. Kentucky 1-1

21. Oregon 0-0

22. Florida St. 0-0

23. Ohio St. 2-0

24. Rutgers 3-0

25. Arizona St 2-1

Others receiving votes: Michigan 90, San Diego St. 86, Saint Louis 69, Louisville 55, Alabama 52, Florida 45, Indiana 38, UCLA 14, Maryland 9, Providence 7, Stanford 7, UConn 6, Clemson 4, LSU 3, Arkansas 2, Loyola of Chicago 1, TCU 1, Colorado 1, BYU 1.

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