Michigan state head coach Tom Izzo points out while speaking to striker Aaron Henry against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill, Sunday, Dec. in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game 20, 2020 Northwestern won 79-65 (AP Photo / Nam Y Huh) AP

Though Michigan hasn’t played since the last rankings were posted, it rose six spots in the Associated Press’ top 25 poll on Monday. The state of Michigan fell eight spots after its first loss

Michigan State is # 12 after a 79-65 loss at Northwestern on Sunday. The Spartans were up to 21 points behind in the game

Michigan is at No. 19 in the weekly poll The Wolverines were named No. Ranked 1 25 in the preseason dropped out after a 2-0 start that included an overtime win over Oakland and returned to No. 1 back 25 in last week’s poll The 6-0 Wolverines haven’t played in a December 13 win over Penn State

Michigan State (6-1) hosted No. 9 Wisconsin on Friday, Dec. 25 The Wolverines will also play for Christmas, visiting Nebraska for their first away game of the season

Iowa Remains Top Ranked Team in the Big Ten The Hawkeyes dropped a point to No. 1 fall 4 after playing their first game of the season against No. Have lost 1 to 1 Gonzaga

Rutgers climbed eight spots to No. 11, the program’s highest rank since the 1975/76 season. Illinois is No. 18 and Ohio State is No. 23

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