Michigan State Tops AP Preseason Men's Basketball Poll for First Time

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Published on October 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:23s

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.

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No.

2 Kentucky and No.

3 Kansas were the only other teams to receive first-place votes.

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Michigan State has been ranked No.

1 for 12 weeks in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll.

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The Spartans had previously been ranked No.

2 four times in the preseason poll.

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It's almost bizarre to me because I would've thought Magic's team was No.

1.

, Tom Izzo, Michigan State coach, via Associated Press.

Magic Johnson's Spartans beat Larry Bird and Indiana State in the 1979 NCAA title game.

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Michigan State started the following season at No.

7 in the preseason poll.

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The Spartans won 32 games last season and reached the Final Four for the eighth time under Izzo.

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