The Michigan basketball team continues to rise in the rankings, moving up one spot to No. 4 in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.
U-M improved to 11-0 after a 70-62 win over Western Michigan on Saturday. It was the team’s lone game of the week.
AP POLL ALERT: Kansas, Duke, Tennessee remain atop new AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll; reigning national champion Villanova falls out. See the full poll: https://t.co/zRMwd70u1Q pic.twitter.com/Q46fNEMJwU— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) December 17, 2018
The Wolverines currently boast wins over just one ranked opponent (No. 9 North Carolina), after Villanova dropped out. Both Villanova and Purdue received votes. The Tar Heels jumped up three spots after beating Gonzaga, which fell to No. 8.
Seven Big Ten teams are ranked, led by Michigan at No. 4. The others are No. 10 Michigan State, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 22 Indiana, No. 23 Iowa and No. 25 Nebraska.
This week, Michigan takes on Air Force at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. It’s the second to last non-conference game of the season.
Here is the complete AP Top 25:
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
- Florida State
- Texas Tech
- Virginia Tech
- Ohio State
- Mississippi State
- Arizona State