AP Top 25 Week 4 Poll: Michigan State, Kansas Keep Top Two Spots in Latest Rankings

Andrew WigginsMichigan State is atop the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week after improving its record to 6-0 with non-conference wins over Virginia Tech and Oklahoma.

The Spartans, who received 56 first-place votes, have owned the No. 1 spot since a 78-74 victory over then-No. 1 Kentucky on Nov. 12 at the 2013 Champions Classic. Head coach Tom Izzo‘s team looks like a legitimate championship contender with impressive play at both ends of the floor.

The second-ranked team is Kansas. The Jayhawks are 4-0 with a signature victory over then-No. 4 Duke in the 2013 Champions Classic. Kansas is led by freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins, who many experts believe is the top prospect in the 2014 NBA draft class. He’s averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season.

Defending national champions Louisville dropped from No. 3 to No. 9 following a 93-84 loss to then-No. 24 North Carolina.

Here’s the complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 4.

Rank School
1 Michigan State
2 Kansas
3 Kentucky
4 Arizona
5 Oklahoma State
6 Duke
7 Ohio State
8 Syracuse
9 Louisville
10 Wisconsin
11 Gonzaga
12 Wichita State
13 Connecticut
14 Oregon
15 Florida
16 North Carolina
17 Iowa State
18 Baylor
19 UCLA
20 Creighton
21 Memphis
22 Michigan
23 Iowa
24 Massachusetts
25 Marquette