AP Top 25 (January 20, 2014)
|3||Michigan St. Spartans||17-1||1497|
|5||Wichita St. Shockers||19-0||1368|
|7||San Diego St. Aztecs||16-1||1211|
|11||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||15-3||971|
|16||Iowa St. Cyclones||14-3||644|
|17||Ohio St. Buckeyes||15-3||549|
|18||Duke Blue Devils||14-4||447|
|19||Saint Louis Billikens||17-2||421|
|22||Kansas St. Wildcats||14-4||221|
The Wolverines started the season as a top ten team, but were dropped from the AP Poll by week six. After six more weeks, Michigan is back in.
Michigan's strong run over the past month culminated in a huge road win at Wisconsin, where Michigan had not won since the 90s. The Wolverines came out hot and weathered a late surge by Wisconsin to hold on for the victory. This follows wins against Big Ten bottom feeders Northwestern, Penn State, Nebraska, as well as a road win against Minnesota to open the season. The last team Michigan lost to was Arizona, still ranked number one.
The Wolverines will get a chance to improve their poll position this week with two top-ten opponents up next. First, the Iowa Hawkeyes visit the Crisler Center on Wednesday, followed by a trip to East Lansing on Saturday.