MSU receives votes after strong week


Nia Clouden dribbles past Iowa G Gabbie Marshall/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Editorial Assistant

EAST LANSING- After knocking off Minnesota and Iowa, Michigan State received 15 votes in the latest AP poll rankings. Although the Spartans are still not ranked in the AP Top 25, they currently are 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Big Ten. With three easier games upcoming (Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Oakland), MSU could land in the Top 25 if a ranked team slips up this week. The entire rankings can be found below:

  1. Stanford
  2. Louisville
  3. UConn
  4. NC State
  5. South Carolina
  6. Arizona
  7. Baylor/Oregon
  8. N/A
  9. Kentucky
  10. Texas A&M
  11. UCLA
  12. Arkansas
  13. Mississippi St.
  14. Maryland
  15. Indiana
  16. Northwestern
  17. Ohio State
  18. Syracuse
  19. Michigan
  20. Missouri St.
  21. Oregon St.
  22. Texas
  23. South Florida
  24. DePaul
  25. Gonzaga

The Spartans will return to the Breslin Center on Friday, as they take on Central Michigan at 5 p.m. MSU will also host Northern Illinois on Sunday at 3 p.m., as well as Oakland next Tuesday. Conference play is set to resume Dec. 31 when the Spartans travel to Columbus to take on No. 17 Ohio State.