Michigan State Tops AP Preseason Men's Basketball Poll for First Time .
The Spartans received 60 of 65 first place votes in the preseason poll.
2 Kentucky and No.
3 Kansas were the only other teams to receive first-place votes.
Michigan State has been ranked No.
1 for 12 weeks in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll.
The Spartans had previously been ranked No.
2 four times in the preseason poll.
It's almost bizarre to me because I would've thought Magic's team was No.
, Tom Izzo, Michigan State coach, via Associated Press.
Magic Johnson's Spartans beat Larry Bird and Indiana State in the 1979 NCAA title game.
Michigan State started the following season at No.
7 in the preseason poll.
The Spartans won 32 games last season and reached the Final Four for the eighth time under Izzo.