AP Top 25
|1||Florida Gators (46)||27-2||1606||1|
|2||Wichita St. Shockers||31-0||1555||2|
|3||Arizona Wildcats (5)||27-2||1514||3|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||23-6||1364||6|
|10||San Diego St. Aztecs||25-3||995||13|
|14||North Carolina Tar Heels||22-7||755||19|
|16||Iowa St. Cyclones||22-6||613||15|
|17||Saint Louis Billikens||25-4||539||10|
|21||New Mexico Lobos||23-5||338||25|
|22||Michigan St. Spartans||22-7||322||18|
Others receiving votes: Texas 70, Virginia Commonwealth 58, UCLA 45, Stephen F. Austin 38, Gonzaga 38, Kansas State 19, Saint Joseph's 19, Ohio State 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Massachusetts 5, Arizona State 5, Pittsburgh 2, Colorado 2, Xavier 2, North Carolina Central 1, Southern Miss 1, Oklahoma State 1
Dropped from rankings: Ohio State 22, Texas 24
Michigan continues to rise in the polls after another fruitful week beating two lower ranked Big Ten teams to stay at the front of the Big Ten race and lock up at least a share of the title.
Michigan still sits behind Wisconsin in the polls, the Badgers are now the Big Ten's sole top-10 team.
Meanwhile, the Big Ten loses more of its poll power as Michigan State and Iowa both fall into the 20-25 range after losses this week. Ohio State is out of the polls completely, and no other Big Ten team is receiving a vote.
Whatever you want to say about the Big Ten in comparison to other conferences, it is certainly a gauntlet of fairly evenly matched teams. The bottom five of the conference currently has 10 or 11 losses while only three teams have fewer than seven losses. Every team save Northwestern is in the Kenpom top-100, and to the Wildcat's credit they boast the 18th best defense in the nation and a maddeningly slow pace (62.1 poss. per game, 338th) that is difficult to deal with.
Michigan coming out of this fray with a title is still every bit as impressive as when the conference was more top heavy the last couple years.