Michigan State drops to No. 23 in the AP Poll


Aaron Henry attempts a floater against Nebraska F Dalano Banton/ Photo Credit: Nebraska Athletics

Owen Oszust, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING— After falling to No. 21 Minnesota on the road and winning at Nebraska, Michigan State dropped to No. 23 this week in the weekly AP poll rankings. The Spartans got their first win in the Big Ten after starting 0-3 in conference play. MSU is currently 11th in the Big Ten after losing to Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  

The full poll can be found below: (First-place votes are in parentheses)

1. Gonzaga (63)

2. Baylor (1)

3. Villanova

4. Texas 

5. Iowa

6. Kansas 

7. Creighton 

8. Wisconsin 

9. Tennessee

10. Michigan

11. Houston

12. Illinois

13. Missouri

14. West Virginia

15. Rutgers

16. Minnesota

17. Oregon

18. Texas Tech

19. Virginia Tech/Clemson 

21. Duke

22. Virginia

T23. Michigan State/ Saint Louis 

25. Florida State

The Spartans will head back to the Breslin Center for a matchup with No. 14 Rutgers (7-2) on Tuesday night.  MSU will continue their conference schedule as they welcome Purdue (7-5)  at home this Friday. 

Tipoff for Tuesday night’s game is set for 9:00 p.m.