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Weekly Polls: Michigan Unranked for the Fourth Straight Week

Michigan continues to remain outside the national poll picture, which is no surprise after SMU clobbered the Wolverines by 24 points last week.

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Michigan (7-3) wasn't included in the AP top 25 for the fourth straight week and didn't receive a single vote for the third straight week. This was expected as the Wolverines suffered their third loss of the season last week when #18 SMU smacked them around by 24 points. It's unlikely that Michigan will crack the AP top 25 until the Big Ten season begins because U-M's next five games are against teams outside the KenPom top 100. Therefore, Michigan must win all five of those and beat #9 Purdue in West Lafayette on January 7th to reenter the polls as soon as possible.

As for the rest of the Big Ten, only three teams are in: Michigan State at #1, Maryland at #6, and Purdue at #9. Iowa and Northwestern also received votes, earning three apiece.

Here is the entire AP poll for December 14, 2015:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State Spartans (64) 11-0 1,621
2 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 8-1 1,499
3 Oklahoma Sooners 7-0 1,409
4 Kentucky Wildcats 9-1 1,385
5 Iowa State Cyclones 9-0 1,370
6 Maryland Terrapins 9-1 1,353
7 Duke Blue Devils 8-1 1,271
8 Virginia Cavaliers 8-1 1,132
9 Purdue Boilermakers 11-0 1,082
10 Xavier Musketeers 10-0 1,062
11 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-2 1,023
12 Villanova Wildcats 8-1 865
13 Arizona Wildcats 9-1 860
14 Providence Friars 10-1 724
15 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 8-1 622
16 Baylor Bears 7-1 605
17 Butler Bulldogs 8-1 562
18 SMU Mustangs 7-0 560
19 Louisville Cardinals 7-1 534
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 8-1 466
21 George Washington Colonials 9-1 256
22 UCLA Bruins 7-3 213
23 Cincinnati Bearcats 8-2 197
24 Texas A&M Aggies 8-2 152
25 Connecticut Huskies 6-3 47
Also Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 44, South Carolina 42, Oregon 37, Colorado 21, Vanderbilt 18, Wichita St 17, Arkansas-Little Rock 14, Dayton 14, Pittsburgh 12, Georgetown 8, Utah 7, Texas 4, Notre Dame 4, Syracuse 3, Northwestern 3, Iowa 3, Marquette 1, Army 1, Houston 1, Florida 1
Dropped Out: Gonzaga 20, Vanderbilt 21, Oregon 24, Utah 25