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The Dispatch's Men's College Basketball Week 5 - Top 25 poll - Mississippi State moves in Top 20.

 

Matt Stevens

 

1. Ohio State (8-0) beat No. 3 Duke 85-63; beat Texas-Pan American 64-35. 

 

2. Kentucky (8-0) beat St. John's 81-59; beat No. 5 North Carolina 73-72. 

 

3. Syracuse (8-0) beat Eastern Michigan 84-48; beat No. 10 Florida 72-68. 

 

4. Louisville (7-0) beat Long Beach State 79-66; beat No. 20 Vanderbilt  

 

62-60, OT. 

 

5. Xavier (6-0) beat No. 20 Vanderbilt 82-70, OT; beat Purdue 66-63. 

 

6. Baylor (7-0) beat Prairie View 90-54; beat Northwestern 69-41 

 

7. Missouri (7-0) beat Northwestern State 90-56. 

 

8. North Carolina (6-2) beat No. 9 Wisconsin 60-57; lost to No. 1  

 

Kentucky 73-72. 

 

9. Duke (7-1) lost to No. 2 Ohio State 85-63. 

 

10. Marquette (7-0) beat Jacksonville 88-56; beat No. 9 Wisconsin 61-54. 

 

11. Florida (5-2) beat Stetson 96-70; lost to No. 4 Syracuse 72-68. 

 

12. Kansas (5-2) beat FAU 77-54; beat South Florida 70-42. 

 

13. UConn (7-1) beat Arkansas 75-62. 

 

14. Wisconsin (6-2) lost to No. 5 North Carolina 60-57; lost to No. 16  

 

Marquette 61-54. 

 

15. Georgetown (7-1) beat IUPUI 81-58; beat No. 12 Alabama 57-55; beat NJIT  

 

84-44. 

 

16. Creighton (7-0) beat San Diego State 85-83; beat Nebraska 76-66. 

 

17. Alabama (7-1) lost to Georgetown 57-55. 

 

18. Mississippi State (8-1) beat West Virginia 75-62. 

 

19. Pittsburgh (7-1) beat Duquesne 80-69; beat Tennessee 61-56. 

 

20. Harvard (8-0) beat Vermont 55-48; beat Seattle 80-70. 

 

21. UNLV (8-1) beat UC Santa Barbara 94-88, 2OT; lost to Wichita State  

 

89-70. 

 

22. Illinois (8-0) beat Maryland 71-62; beat No. 18 Gonzaga 82-75. 

 

23. San Diego State (8-2) lost No. 17 Creighton 85-83; beat No. 23 California 64-63 

 

24. Cleveland State (8-1) beat Wright State 45-43; beat Detroit 66-61. 

 

25. Indiana (8-0) beat N.C. State 86-75; beat Stetson 84-50. 

 

 

 

Teams to watch out for:  

 

Murray State (9-0) 

 

Stanford (8-1) 

 

Saint Louis (7-1) 

 

Middle Tennessee State (7-1) 

 

Gonzaga (5-1) 

 

Tulane (9-0) 

 

Purdue (7-2) 

 

Michigan (6-2) 

 

 

 

All of the Dispatch MSU Sports Blog readers: feel free to follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/matthewcstevens for up-to-date Mississippi State coverage.

 

 

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