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College Basketball Rankings: Spartans, Wolverines Struggling In AP Top 25

The AP Top 25 has been released for the week of Feb. 6, and there's only a couple changes at the top. There are plenty of changes in the middle and near the bottom worth note, however. Kentucky still occupies the top spot with 63 first-place votes, while Syracuse remains at No. 2 with two first-place votes. With all of the first-place votes accounted for, Ohio State doesn't get any, but they sit at No. 3 with Missouri and North Carolina rounding out the unchanged top five.

Some changes in the top ten include Kansas moving up to No. 7, Florida jumping in from No. 12 to No. 8, Murray State, sitting at an undefeated 23-0 moving up a spot to No. 9 and Duke dropping down to No. 10 from No. 7.

Michigan State also has fallen out of the top ten, with a loss to Illinois putting them at No. 11 from No. 9. Theyve since gone on to win another game, beating rival Michigan on Feb. 5, but they're 3-3 in their last six outings, with two losses coming to un-ranked competition. They've got some tough upcoming games, against Ohio State twice, Wisconsin and Indiana.

The Wolverines, however, actually moves up a spot from last week. They have been inconsistent of late, but did beat Indiana on Feb. 1. That being said, they did lose to MSU a day before the rankings came out, so that may mean they're in for a drop for the next week of rankings. They've swapped wins and losses in their last eight games.

For more on the Michigan Wolverines, check out Maize n Brew. For more on the Michigan State Spartans, go to The Only Colors. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAABasketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.