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Michigan Moves Up To No. 4 In AP Poll

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The Wolverines rise one spot and remain the highest ranked Big Ten team.

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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.

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:

  1. Kansas
  2. Duke
  3. Tennessee
  4. Michigan
  5. Virginia
  6. Nevada
  7. Auburn
  8. Gonzaga
  9. North Carolina
  10. Michigan State
  11. Florida State
  12. Texas Tech
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Buffalo
  15. Ohio State
  16. Wisconsin
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Arizona State
  19. Kentucky
  20. Marquette
  21. Houston
  22. Indiana
  23. Iowa
  24. Furman
  25. Nebraska