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College Basketball Rankings: Michigan State Moves Into Top Ten In Coaches Poll

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The latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll is out for the week of Feb. 13 and the top ten is a big mess. We have teams going from No. 9 and No. 10 up to No. 4 and No. 5 in Duke and Kansas, respectively, No. 3 and No. 5 both falling to No. 6 and No.7 in Ohio State and North Carolina and much more. Missouri ended up going up to No. 3, up one spot from last week, while the only constants were Kentucky remaining at No. 1 and Syracuse remaining at No. 2, with all of the 31 first-place votes going to the Wildcats.

Ohio State fell three spots after maintaining a top three spot for so long, they now sit at No. 6 after a big loss to the Michigan State Spartans in their last outing, losing 58-48. The Buckeyes started to come back a little, and that's why the score is just a ten point differential, but MSU most definitely dominated that one. The Spartans made the jump from No. 12 to No. 8 on the list, just four points behind North Carolina at No. 7.

The Michigan Wolverines also found themselves moving up, going from No. 25, in danger of falling off the list, to No. 19 after two-straight wins over tough un-ranked competition in Nebraska and Illinois. They've got a game against the aforementioned Ohio State in their next outing, and it represents their best chance to go further up the rankings.

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