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College basketball rankings: Michigan remains 5th, MSU falls after loss

Michigan and Michigan State are still ranked in both top 25 polls this week, although the Spartans were dropped from No. 14 into the 20s after losing to UConn.

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Michigan Wolverines held steady at No. 5 in the latest college basketball polls, while the Michigan State Spartans tumbled to the bottom part of the rankings after their season-opening loss to the Connecticut Huskies.

Michigan defeated Slippery Rock University on Friday, 100-62. The Wolverines had a little bit of trouble with their Division II opponent in the first half before pulling away after halftime. Michigan will face slightly stiffer competition on Monday night when it hosts the IUPUI Jaguars.

Michigan State fell from No. 14 in both polls to No. 21 in the AP Top 25 and No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll after suffering a 66-62 loss to previously unranked UConn. The Huskies moved into the AP Poll at No. 23, but are still unranked in the Coaches Poll. Things don't get any easier this week for the Spartans, who face the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks in the State Farm Champions Classic in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday night.