Vanderbilt took a hit in the Coaches' Poll after losing to Baylor on the road on Sunday, but it wasn't a brutal one. The Commodores dropped from No. 12 to No. 16 thanks to their second defeat of the season.
Vandy is currently 6-2 in the middle of a challenging non-conference schedule. The 'Dores have lost to No. 7 Kansas and No. 15 Baylor and still have games against No. 11 Purdue and 30th-ranked Dayton before they break into league play.
Michigan State assumed the top spot after last week's No. 1, Kentucky, lost to UCLA. Baylor rose up the poll to No. 15 to land one spot ahead of the Commodores. No. 25 Texas A&M was the only other SEC team to make it to the Coaches' ranks.
|1||Michigan State Spartans (26)||9-0||765|
|2||Iowa State Cyclones (2)||6-0||668|
|3||North Carolina Tar Heels||7-1||631|
|5||Duke Blue Devils||8-1||620|
|6||Villanova Wildcats (2)||7-0||615|
|9||Maryland Terrapins (1)||7-1||602|
|14||West Virginia Mountaineers||7-0||371|
|20||Miami (FL) Hurricanes||7-1||198|
|25||Texas A&M Aggies||7-2||58|
|Also Receiving Votes: Syracuse 47, Connecticut 39, UNLV 33, South Carolina 29, Dayton 20, George Washington 17, Pittsburgh 12, Saint Mary's 11, Iowa 7, Davidson 6, Georgetown 6, UCLA 5, California 4, Florida 3, Indiana 2, LSU 2, Colorado 1, Kansas State 1|
The Associated Press also penalized Vanderbilt for their loss in Waco. That poll dropped the team from No. 16 to No. 21. Baylor inherited the Commodores' old spot in return.
|1||Michigan State (62)||9-0||1,617|
|3||North Carolina (2)||7-1||1,425|
|Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1|
|Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18|
Dropped Out: No. 19 Syracuse