Michigan basketball moved up one spot from No. 25 to No. 24 in this week's AP poll after its season-opening 70-44 win over Northern Michigan last Friday. Michigan's bump occurred because the former No. 17 team, Wisconsin, was upset by Western Illinois at home and dropped from the rankings. Michigan is one of five Big Ten teams in the poll, joining No. 3 Maryland, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 14 Indiana, and No. 21 Purdue.
This week, Michigan will seek to improve its rank when it takes on Elon tonight -- read my preview here -- and Xavier in the inaugural Gavitt Games on Friday.
Here's the entire AP poll:
2015-16 AP Poll
|1||North Carolina Tar Heels (37)||2-0||1,571|
|2||Kentucky Wildcats (8)||2-0||1,520|
|3||Maryland Terrapins (14)||1-0||1,496|
|4||Kansas Jayhawks (5)||1-0||1,415|
|5||Duke Blue Devils||2-0||1,348|
|6||Virginia Cavaliers (1)||1-0||1,341|
|7||Iowa State Cyclones||1-0||1,189|
|9||Wichita State Shockers||1-0||1,043|
|13||Michigan State Spartans||1-0||837|
|15||California Golden Bears||1-0||761|
|18||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||1-0||414|
|Also Receiving Votes: SMU 105, Texas A&M 83, West Virginia 78, Cincinnati 72, Louisville 39, Miami (FL) 37, Wisconsin 25, Providence 14, Dayton 12, Florida State 10, Xavier 10, Valparaiso 8, Iowa 8, Texas 6, Rhode Island 5, BYU 4, Western Illinois 4, Oklahoma State 2, Old Dominion 2, UC Irvine 2, Colorado State 1, Yale 1, Washington 1|