Michigan State On Top of The AP Preseason Poll For The First Time Ever
Michigan State is generally known as a college basketball powerhouse, but this is the first time they've started the season ranked on top.
Izzo and the Spartans received 60 of the 65 first place votes in the AP preseason poll, with Kentucky and Kansas following in second and third. This is not the first time that the Spartans have been ranked 1st, but the first time ever in the preseason. With Winston coming back as a POY candidate, Michigan State is poised for a very good season.
Michigan State will start the season officially at their Midnight Madness event on Friday the 25th. The number 1 ranking will get tested very early though as the Spartans are taking on Kentucky in a huge 1 vs 2 game on November 5th.
The rest of the top 25 shaped out like this according to ESPN.
1. Michigan State (60)
2. Kentucky (2)
3. Kansas (3)
9. North Carolina
12. Seton Hall
13. Texas Tech
17. Utah State
18. Ohio State
20. Saint Mary's (California)