The latest men’s college basketball polls were released Monday, and Michigan State has fallen out of the top spot following its home loss to North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Spartans dropped to No. 5 in the Coaches Poll, while perfect Ohio State moved up to No. 2. Arizona is the new No. 1. As for the AP Poll, three Big Ten teams land in the top 5. See the latest polls in this post.
The Big Ten bowl matchups have been announced. And there are some interesting clashes.
The 2013-14 bowl schedule was announced Sunday night, and the Big Ten received two BCS bowl berths. Big Ten champion Michigan State is headed to the Rose Bowl to play Stanford, while Leaders Division champion Ohio State is off to the Orange Bowl to take on Clemson. Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin also received bowl bids. See the Big Ten’s full bowl slate in this post.
It was a special day Sunday for Michigan State wrestler Mike McClure. Not only did the heavyweight record a major decision over Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery, he did it in front of all of his siblings. That’s four brothers and one sister. And mom was there, too, wearing a “Fear the Mullet” t-shirt. Watch the moment in this video.
Before we turn our attention to bowl season, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Big Ten title game predictions. Sean Merriman picked Michigan State, meaning he broke a first-place tie with Big Ten fans and now sits atop the season standings. See our title game predictions and season standings in this post.
The final Coaches Poll was released Sunday morning, and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio ranked his team No. 2. The Spartans, the Big Ten champions, came in at No. 4 in the latest poll. Check out Dantonio’s top 10 in this post. Also, see how every coach voted.