Tom Izzo 'ticked off' by MSU's absence from Top 25 poll
Michigan State is one of the blue bloods in not just the B1G but all of college basketball. However, after a mediocre campaign last season, Michigan State is going under the radar heading into the 2021-22 season.
Michigan State is currently not ranked in the AP Top 25. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is annoyed but taking a measured approach to the lack of preseason praise.
Izzo on being out of AP top 25: “It does tick me off. but I understand it.”
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 20, 2021
Michigan State went 15-13 and lost in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament last season.
Izzo is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Izzo has been the head coach at Michigan State since 1995, guiding the program to a national title in 2000, 10 B1G regular season titles, and six B1G conference tournament titles.
Michigan State will have a chance to make an immediate statement when they face Kansas on Nov. 9 (Time TBD/ESPN) in its season opener.