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. . No. 2 Kentucky and No. 3 Kansas were the only other teams to receive first-place votes. . Michigan State has been ranked No. 1 for 12 weeks in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll. . The Spartans had previously been ranked No. 2 four times in the preseason poll. . 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. . Michigan State started the following season at No. 7 in the preseason poll. . The Spartans won 32 games last season and reached the Final Four for the eighth time under Izzo.
Coaches and men's basketball players from the Pac-12 Conference have been briefed at media day about a new California law that would allow student-athletes to profit from the use of their image, name or likeness when it goes into effect in 2023
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