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Men's basketball jumps to No. 4 in latest AP poll

February 5, 2018
<p>Head Coach Tom Izzo gives advice to junior guard Matt McQuaid (20) during the game against Indiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Spartans beat the Hoosiers 63-60 (C.J. Weiss | The State News)&nbsp;</p>

Head Coach Tom Izzo gives advice to junior guard Matt McQuaid (20) during the game against Indiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Spartans beat the Hoosiers 63-60 (C.J. Weiss | The State News) 

Men's basketball moved up to No. 4 in the newest Associated Press Top-25 poll.

The Spartans recently defeated Indiana at Assembly Hall on Saturday. Six other teams ranked in the Top-25 fell to unranked opponents on the same day, including then-No. 4 Duke, losing to St. Johns.

The top three remained unchanged as No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 Purdue held their positions.

The Spartans will take on Iowa tomorrow night in Iowa City with tipoff scheduled for 9 p.m. Then, MSU will meet the Boilermakers for the first time this season on Saturday at the Breslin Center.

The rest of the poll is as follows: 

1. Villanova

2.  Virginia 

3. Purdue

4. MSU

5. Xavier 

6. Cincinnati

7. Texas Tech 

8. Auburn

9. Duke

10. Kansas

11. Saint Mary's (Cal)

12. Gonzaga

13. Arizona 

14. Ohio State 

15. Tennessee

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16. Clemson

17. Oklahoma 

18. Rhode Island

19. West Virginia 

20. Michigan 

21. North Carolina

22. Wichita State

23. Nevada

24. Kentucky

25. Miami (FL)

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