Coaches Poll: The latest college basketball top 25 headlined by Michigan State

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Michigan State is the nation’s new No. 1 team, according to coaches across America, and it’s tough to blame them for making that pick.

They’re 9-0 on the season. They beat Kansas. They beat Providence. They beat Louisville.

I get it.

[RANKINGS: AP Poll | NBCSports Top 25]

But I explain here why that’s the wrong pick for No. 1 this week.

Anyway, here is the rest of the Coaches Poll, which an interesting pick for No. 2:

1. Michigan State (26 first-place votes)
2. Iowa State (2)
3. North Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Duke (2)
6. Villanova
7. Kansas
8. Oklahoma
9. Maryland (1)
10. Virginia
11. Purdue
12. Arizona
13. Xavier
14. West Virginia
15. Baylor
16. Vanderbilt
17. Gonzaga
18. Providence
19. Louisville
20. Miami (Fl)
21. Butler
22. Cincinnati
23. Oregon
24. Utah
25. Texas A&M

DROPPED OUT: Syracuse
NEW ADDITIONS: Utah