Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo speaks to the media on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in East Lansing.
Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press
The Michigan basketball team kept the same ranking in the newest edition of the AP Top 25 poll.
The Wolverines (10-0) are ranked fifth after beating Northwestern on Tuesday, 62-60, before returning to Crisler Center to win, 89-78, against South Carolina on Saturday.
U-M got one first-place vote, one of six teams to do wo.
Kansas (8-0) moved up one spot to No. 1 and Duke (9-1) jumped from No. 3 to 2 after last week’s top-ranked team, Gonzaga (9-1), lost to Tennessee on Sunday.
Gonzaga dropped to No. 4 from No. 1 while the Volunteers (7-1) rose from No. 7 to No. 3.
By staying at No. 5, the Wolverines jumped Virginia (9-0), which fell two spots from No. 4 to No. 6.
Michigan State (8-2), which blew out Iowa on Monday, 90-68, and won at Florida, 53-59, on Saturday, moved up one spot to No. 9.
Other Big Ten teams ranked: No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 22 Iowa and tie for 25th Indiana.
In the NCAA’s NET rankings, which has now replaced RPI as the NCAA’s primary evaluation tool, U-M took over the top spot from Virginia.
The Wolverines were previously ranked second.
Michigan’s next game is Saturday at home against Western Michigan. MSU next plays Green Bay on Sunday in East Lansing.
Associated Press Top 25, Dec. 10
9. Michigan State
10. Florida State
11. Texas Texh
12. North Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
15. Ohio State
18. Mississippi State
20. Arizona State
t-25. Kansas State
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