Michigan State moves up to No. 4 in the AP Poll


Tom Izzo leads his team in a post-practice huddle/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Zach Surdenik, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING— After beating No.6 Duke on the road, Michigan State jumped to No. 4 this week in the weekly AP poll rankings. The Spartans, who also beat Detroit Mercy 83-76 and Western Michigan 79-61 last week are now the second-highest ranked team in the Big Ten, trailing only Iowa.  MSU is currently the only team in the conference with a 5-0 record. 

The Big Ten currently has six teams in the Top-25, including three within the top-10.

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

    1. Gonzaga (54)
    2. Baylor (7)
    3. Iowa.
    4. Michigan State
    5. Kansas
    6. Illinois
    7. Houston
    8. Creighton
    9. Villanova
    10. Duke
    11. West Virginia
    12. Tennessee
    13. Wisconsin/Texas
    14. N/A
    15. Virginia Tech
    16. UNC
    17. Texas Tech
    18. Virginia
    19. Richmond
    20. Florida State
    21. Rutgers
    22. Ohio State
    23. Arizona State
    24. San Diego State
    25. Louisville

The Spartans will head to Charlottesville, Virginia, for a matchup with No. 18 Virginia (3-1) on Wednesday night as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  MSU will finish out the non-conference schedule as they welcome Oakland (0-6)  to the Breslin Center this Sunday. 

Tipoff for Wednesday night’s game is set for 9:15 p.m.