No. 2 Michigan State headlines four Big Ten teams in preseason AP poll

No. 2 Michigan State headlines four Big Ten teams in preseason AP poll

The preseason AP men’s basketball poll was released Wednesday morning, and No. 2 Michigan State headlines four ranked Big Ten teams.

No. 15 Minnesota, No. 19 Northwestern and No. 20 Purdue, the reigning Big Ten champ, round out the Big Ten contingent. Not to be ignored, this is the first time the Wildcats have been ranked in the preseason AP poll.

See the full poll below.

AP Rankings
Rankings as of 11/1/2017
Rank School Record Votes Prev
1 Duke Blue Devils 0-0 1572 (33) NR
2 Michigan State Spartans 0-0 1520 (13) NR
3 Arizona Wildcats 0-0 1506 (18) NR
4 Kansas Jayhawks 0-0 1439 (1) NR
5 Kentucky Wildcats 0-0 1340 NR
6 Villanova Wildcats 0-0 1284 NR
7 Wichita State Shockers 0-0 1270 NR
8 Florida Gators 0-0 1100 NR
9 North Carolina Tar Heels 0-0 1047 NR
10 USC Trojans 0-0 995 NR
11 West Virginia Mountaineers 0-0 840 NR
12 Cincinnati Bearcats 0-0 837 NR
13 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 0-0 836 NR
14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 0-0 814 NR
15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 0-0 642 NR
16 Louisville Cardinals 0-0 570 NR
17 Xavier Musketeers 0-0 544 NR
18 Gonzaga Bulldogs 0-0 500 NR
19 Northwestern Wildcats 0-0 473 NR
20 Purdue Boilermakers 0-0 362 NR
21 UCLA Bruins 0-0 340 NR
22 Saint Mary’s Gaels 0-0 333 NR
23 Seton Hall Pirates 0-0 274 NR
24 Baylor Bears 0-0 163 NR
25 Texas A&M Aggies 0-0 130 NR
Alabama Crimson Tide 0-0 86 NR
Virginia Cavaliers 0-0 57 NR
Rhode Island Rams 0-0 49 NR
TCU Horned Frogs 0-0 46 NR
Providence Friars 0-0 34 NR
Missouri Tigers 0-0 19 NR
Virginia Tech Hokies 0-0 16 NR
Wisconsin Badgers 0-0 14 NR
Butler Bulldogs 0-0 13 NR
Texas Longhorns 0-0 10 NR
Maryland Terrapins 0-0 7 NR
Nevada Wolf Pack 0-0 7 NR
Oklahoma Sooners 0-0 7 NR
Michigan Wolverines 0-0 6 NR
Dayton Flyers 0-0 5 NR
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 0-0 4 NR
Ball State Cardinals 0-0 4 NR
SMU Mustangs 0-0 3 NR
Oakland Golden Grizzlies 0-0 2 NR
Oregon Ducks 0-0 2 NR
Harvard Crimson 0-0 1 NR
South Carolina Gamecocks 0-0 1 NR
UCF Knights 0-0 1 NR
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