Michigan State Tops AP Preseason Men's Basketball Poll for First Time
Michigan State Tops AP Preseason
Men's Basketball Poll for First Time
The Spartans received 60 of 65 first place votes in the preseason poll.
2 Kentucky and No.
3 Kansas were the only
other teams to receive first-place votes.
Michigan State has been ranked No.
1 for 12 weeks in
The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll.
The Spartans had previously been ranked No.
2 four times in the preseason poll.
It's almost bizarre to me because I would've thought Magic's team
, Tom Izzo, Michigan State coach, via Associated Press.
Magic Johnson's Spartans beat Larry Bird and Indiana State
in the 1979 NCAA title game.
Michigan State started the following season at No.
7 in the preseason poll.
The Spartans won 32 games last season and reached the
Final Four for the eighth time under Izzo.