MSU listed in top 10 of CBS Sports’ preseason 2023-24 college basketball rankings

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports is high on the Spartans for next year, but not as much as some other media outlets.

Parrish released an updated batch of preseason rankings for the 2023-24 season earlier this month, and to no surprise, Michigan State was near the top. However, he has Michigan State at No. 5 — which comes in three spots behind Purdue at No. 2. Parrish also has Kansas (No.1), Duke (No. 3) and Florida Atlantic (No. 4) ahead of the Spartans in his rankings.

Michigan State and Purdue were two of only three Big Ten teams to make Parrish’s rankings, with Illinois being the third team at No. 23.

The Spartans have been a regular highly ranked team in the preseason rankings I’ve seen in the past month. Most I’ve come across have Michigan State sitting at No. 3 behind only Kansas and Duke so for Parrish to have the Spartans a few spots lower is somewhat surprising.

Below is a breakdown of the complete top 25 rankings from Parrish:

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