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:
|1||Michigan State Spartans (64)||11-0||1,621|
|2||Kansas Jayhawks (1)||8-1||1,499|
|5||Iowa State Cyclones||9-0||1,370|
|7||Duke Blue Devils||8-1||1,271|
|11||North Carolina Tar Heels||7-2||1,023|
|20||West Virginia Mountaineers||8-1||466|
|21||George Washington Colonials||9-1||256|
|24||Texas A&M Aggies||8-2||152|
|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|