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College Basketball Rankings: Michigan State Drops To 6th

After losing to UConn last week in the Maui Invitational, Michigan State has dropped from No. 2 in the AP Poll to sixth. The Spartans had six first-place votes in last week's poll, but now all first-place votes have moved to Duke, the Spartans' opponent on Wednesday. The Blue Devils are the unanimous No. 1 in the poll, taking all 65 first-place votes.

Michigan State is the second-highest ranked one-loss team. The top four is filled with undefeated teams, but one-loss Kansas State comes in at No. 5. The Spartans are next, sharing the same 5-1 record. Interestingly, UConn, the team that handed MSU its only loss, is now ranked seventh, one spot behind the Spartans, after not being ranked at all last week. UConn is currently 5-0 after winning the Maui Invitational.

Here is a full look at this week's AP Poll:

  1. Duke
  2. Ohio State
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. Kansas
  5. Kansas State
  6. Michigan State
  7. UConn
  8. Syracuse
  9. Missouri
  10. Kentucky
  11. Baylor
  12. Villanova
  13. Tennessee
  14. Memphis
  15. Minnesota
  16. Georgetown
  17. San Diego State
  18. Florida
  19. Texas
  20. Illinois
  21. BYU
  22. Purdue
  23. Washington
  24. UNLV
  25. Notre Dame

Right now there are a total of five Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25. Ohio State leads the way, coming in at No. 2 in the nation, and is followed by No. 6 Michigan State, No. 15 Minnesota, No. 20 Illinois and No. 22 Purdue. No Big Ten teams are in the others receiving votes category.