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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State remained at No. 17 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday, following a busy week in which the Spartans won two of three games. Michigan State (18-5) sandwiched victories over rival Michigan (85-64) and Iowa (74-69) around an 85-76 loss at No. 5 Maryland.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State played only one game in the last week, but the Spartans' dominating performance in an 89-73 win over Michigan State earned it a move up the polls and a weekly honor from the Big Ten. The Spartans moved up two spots to No. 8 in this week's Associated Press poll after winning its fourth straight game. The jump came at the expense of North Carolina and Texas A&M, who both lost twice in the last week.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State basketball is starting the month of February back in the top 10 and with an award for its standout freshman. The Spartans are ranked No. 10 in this week's Associated Press poll, unveiled on Monday. That's up two spots from their previous ranking, thanks to a pair of wins by 30-plus points.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women’s basketball team climbed one spot to No. 17 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. The Spartans (16-4) have won four straight, and seven of eight, including two victories last week. Michigan State defeated Purdue, 68-56, at home and Wisconsin in Madison, 77-54.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State had three of the top 10 and six of the top 25 players in the Big Ten last season, according to an ESPN.com blog post. Big Ten Quarterback of the Year Connor Cook, the Spartans' all-time leading passer and winningest quarterback of all time (34-5), was MSU's highest-rated player coming in at No. 6.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Once again, the Michigan State and Maryland women’s basketball teams will have to wait. Inclement weather once again postponed the Big Ten game between the Spartans and Terrapins, rescheduled for Monday in College Park, Maryland, after getting wiped out Saturday. A new date hasn’t been announced. The Spartans moved up three spots after winning their only game last week, a 59-48 victory at home against Rutgers. Michigan State has won 10 of its last 12.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  A win over a top 10-ranked Maryland team helped Michigan State avoid another significant slide down the polls. The Spartans are ranked No. 12 in this week's Associated Press poll, one spot below its previous ranking following a 1-1 week.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women’s basketball team fell to No. 21 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Michigan State (13-4, 4-2 Big Ten) dropped three spots after splitting its two games last week — an 81-65 loss at Indiana on Wednesday, and an 80-73 victory over Iowa on Saturday.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Oklahoma didn’t just move to the top of The Associated Press Top 25, the Sooners are a unanimous No. 1. Coming off a week with two 2-point wins, the Sooners (15-1) received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel on Monday. It is Oklahoma’s first time at No. 1 since the final two weeks of 1989-90. Kentucky was a unanimous No. 1 for 12 weeks last season. Michigan State falls to No. 11 after losses to Iowa, now ranked No. 9, and Wisconsin.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State opens the 2016 season against FCS member Furman, but after that, it will be an uphill climb for the Spartans if they are to make consecutive trips to the College Football Playoff. The CollegeSpun.com website has ranked Michigan State's schedule for the upcoming season as the 14th most difficult in the nation
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State, which finished the 2015 season with the second-most wins in school history (12-2 record), won the Big Ten Championship for the second time in three years and reached the College Football Playoff, is ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls, released Tuesday, Jan. 12.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State just missed out on three straight Associated Press top-5 finishes for the second time in its history, finishing No. 6 in the final poll released this morning. Mark Dantonio’s Spartans (12-2) were No. 3 entering the College Football Playoff but dropped three spots after losing, 38-0, to Alabama in the Dec. 31 Cotton Bowl semifinal. MSU finished No. 3 after the 2013 season and No. 5 after last season, giving the program three straight top-10 finishes for the first time since 1955-57 under Duffy Daugherty.
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  A big victory led to a big jump in the Top 25 for the Michigan State women’s basketball team. Michigan State (12-3) moved up five spots to No. 18 in this week’s poll, released Monday, one day after its 74-51 victory over then-No. 16 Northwestern in East Lansing. The Spartans have won eight of their last nine.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Kansas and Oklahoma, who played one of the season’s best games last week, remain 1-2 in the men’s Top 25 basketball poll by the Associated Press. The Jayhawks (14-1) beat the Sooners, 109-106, in triple overtime. They received all but two first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel today. It is the second week at No. 1 for Kansas.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is No. 11 in the first of many "way-too-early" preseason top 25 polls came out, compliments of Athlon Sports. Athlon Sports states that "the Spartans are due to take a step back in the win column," but "Dantonio has this program on solid ground and a quick rebuild is in store."
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State moved up one spot to No. 23 in this week’s Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Spartans (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten) split two games last week, losing at No. 5 Ohio State, 85-80, and defeating Wisconsin on Sunday, 77-67.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  As expected, Michigan State is no longer the No. 1-ranked team in the country. The Spartans (14-1), who dropped their first game of the season last week in their Big Ten opener at Iowa, slipped to No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Kansas (12-1) is the new No. 1, followed by Oklahoma. The Big 12 rivals meet Monday night. Michigan State, which is without star Denzel Valentine because of knee surgery, held the No. 1 spot for four weeks.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  On Tuesday, Michigan State set a program record with its 13th consecutive win to start a season. The Spartans haven't taken to the court since, but have still managed to set another program mark. Michigan State remained at No. 1 in the latest Associated Press poll, released Monday afternoon. The Spartans received 64 of a possible 65 first-place votes, as they have for the past two weeks.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State, Kansas and Oklahoma held the top three spots in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for a second straight week. There was a shakeup in the rest of the top 10 after a weekend of upsets. The Spartans (12-0) were a near unanimous choice, receiving all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel. Kansas (9-1) got the other No. 1 vote.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is moving closer toward being the unanimous top-ranked team in the country. The Spartans remained at No. 1 in this week's Associated Press poll for the second straight week, following wins over Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida. The wins pushed the Spartans' record to 11-0, the second-best start in school history.
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