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Michigan State drops to No. 11 in week five AP poll

December 2, 2019
<p>Junior forward Xavier Tillman high-fives fans after a game against Albion. The Spartans defeated the Britons, 85-50, on Oct. 29, 2019 at the Breslin Student Events Center.</p>

Junior forward Xavier Tillman high-fives fans after a game against Albion. The Spartans defeated the Britons, 85-50, on Oct. 29, 2019 at the Breslin Student Events Center.

Photo by Matt Zubik | The State News

After falling to Virginia Tech in the Maui Invitational, the Michigan State Spartans dropped from No. 3 to No. 11 in the latest AP poll. The Spartans were able to defeat Georgia and UCLA in the Maui Invitational to prevent free falling to the bottom of the polls. 

The Louisville Cardinals took the ever-revolving No. 1 spot this week after current No. 10 Duke was stunned by Stephen F. Austin.  

Around the Big Ten, the Michigan Wolverines made one of the biggest jumps in AP poll history by going from unranked to No. 4 in the span of one week. Mark Turgeon’s Maryland squad continue their hot start and moved up to No. 3 this week. Lastly, Ohio State makes it four teams from the Big Ten in the top 15 with No. 6 ranking. 

Here’s a full look at week five of the AP Poll. 

1. Louisville (7-0) 

2. Kansas (6-1) 

3. Maryland (8-0) 

4. Michigan (7-0) 

5. Virginia (7-0) 

6. Ohio State (7-0) 

7. North Carolina (6-1) 

8. Kentucky (6-1) 

9. Gonzaga (8-1) 

10. Duke (7-1) 

11. Michigan State (5-2) 

12. Arizona (9-0) 

13. Oregon (6-2) 

14. Auburn (7-0) 

15. Memphis (6-1) 

16. Seton Hall (6-2) 

17. Florida State (7-1) 

18. Baylor (5-1) 

19. Dayton (5-1) 

20. Colorado (6-0) 

21. Tennessee (6-1) 

22. Washington (5-1) 

23. Villanova (5-2) 

24. Butler (7-0) 

25. Utah State (7-1) 

The No. 11 Spartans will look to bring in another quality win against the No. 10 Duke Blue Devils this Tuesday in one of most highly anticipated matchups in Breslin Center history. 

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