College basketball is in that weird period where student-athletes are done with final exams in the fall/winter semester and teams are coasting into conference play against less-than-spectacular opponents. As such, the latest AP and Coaches polls are largely unchanged from last week—Michigan State still has a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the country, its top two challengers are from the Big 12 (Oklahoma and Kansas), and outside of one team in the AP Poll and two teams in the Coaches, all of the teams stayed the same.

Here’s this week’s AP Poll, via ESPN:

  1. Michigan State (64 first-place votes)
  2. Kansas (1)
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Maryland
  5. Virginia
  6. Xavier
  7. North Carolina
  8. Arizona
  9. Butler
  10. Kentucky
  11. Iowa State
  12. Providence
  13. Miami (FL)
  14. Purdue
  15. Duke
  16. Villanova
  17. SMU
  18. Louisville
  19. West Virginia
  20. Texas A&M
  21. Utah
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Baylor
  24. South Carolina
  25. UCLA

And here is this week’s Coaches Poll, also via ESPN:

  1. Michigan State (27)
  2. Oklahoma (3)
  3. Kansas (1)
  4. Maryland
  5. Virginia
  6. Xavier
  7. Arizona
  8. North Carolina
  9. Iowa State
  10. Butler
  11. Kentucky
  12. Duke
  13. Providence
  14. Purdue
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. Villanova
  17. West Virginia
  18. Louisville
  19. Texas A&M
  20. South Carolina
  21. Baylor
  22. Utah
  23. Cincinnati
  24. Gonzaga
  25. Pittsburgh