MSU remains out of the AP Top 25 after postponing games against No. 5 Iowa and Indiana


Rocket Watts tries to dribble past Purdue G Jaden Ivey/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Manit Patel, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING— Following a week where Michigan State didn’t play a single game due to postponements from COVID-19  the Spartans remained out of the top 25 in this week’s AP poll rankings. While still garnering three votes, the Spartans will most likely remain out of the Top 25 going forward since their only scheduled game this week, against No. 22 Illinois, has also been postponed due to COVID-19. As such, the Spartans will remain at 8-4 on the season with a 2-4 record in Big Ten play.

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

1.Gonzaga (62)

2.Baylor (2)

3. Villanova

4. Iowa

5. Texas

6. Tennessee

7. Michigan

8. Houston

9. Kansas

10. Wisconsin

11. Creighton

12. Texas Tech

13. Virginia

14. West Virginia

15. Ohio State

16. Virginia Tech

17. Minnesota

18. Alabama

19. Missouri

20. Clemson

21. Oregon

22. Illinois

23. UConn

24. UCLA

25. Saint Louis

With a two-week midseason break of sorts, Tom Izzo and the Spartans will look to regroup and reload for a stretch to end the season that includes two games each against No. 15 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan, a matchup against No. 4 Iowa, and the potential scheduling of the three postponed games.