MSU remains at No. 4 in AP poll


Aaron Henry defends Oakland G Rashad Williams/ Photo Credit: Ian Gilmour/ WDBM

Nathan Stearns, Sports Editorial Assistant

EAST LANSING — After beating Oakland Sunday, Michigan State remained at No. 4 in the AP poll rankings. The Spartans, who had last Wednesday’s game against No. 18 Virginia cancelled because of COVID-19 issues within the Cavaliers’ program, knocked off Oakland 109-91 to improve to 6-0 on the season. The entire rankings can be found below:

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Iowa
  4. Michigan State
  5. Kansas
  6. Houston
  7. Villanova
  8. West Virginia
  9. Creighton
  10. Tennessee
  11. Texas
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Illinois
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Florida State
  16. Missouri
  17. Virginia
  18. San Diego State
  19. Rutgers
  20. Ohio State
  21. Duke
  22. North Carolina
  23. Louisville
  24. Clemson
  25. Michigan

MSU is one of seven ranked teams within the Big Ten. The Spartans are not scheduled to play until Sunday when they go on the road and take on Northwestern in the Big Ten conference opener. It is possible that one more home non-conference game will be scheduled before then; however, nothing is imminent as of now.