MSU slides up to No. 23 in the NCAAW poll rankings


Suzy Merchant talks with the media/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Owen Oszust, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING- After taking down Purdue 71-64 on Sunday, the undefeated Michigan State Spartans were able to creep up in the AP poll to No. 23. The Spartans have been able to beat Minnesota, Iowa, and Purdue to start 3-0 in Big Ten play. As a result, MSU is tied with Indiana for the conference lead.

The entire rankings can be found below:

1. Stanford (27)

2. Louisville

3.  NC State (2)/ UConn (1)

5. South Carolina

6. Baylor

7. Arizona

8. Texas A&M


10. Kentucky

11. Oregon

12. Maryland

13. Arkansas

14. Mississippi State

15. Michigan

16. Ohio State

17. Texas

18. South Florida

19. Indiana

20. DePaul

21. Gonzaga

22. Northwestern

23. Michigan State

24. Syracuse

25. Missouri State

The Spartans will host No. 14 Maryland (6-1) on Thursday night at the Breslin. This is Michigan State’s first game against a ranked opponent this year.  MSU will then continue their in-conference schedule as they square off against Nebraska (5-3) at home on Sunday, Jan.10 . 

Tipoff for Thursday night’s game is set for 5:00 p.m.