The Michigan Wolverines are off to a 2-0 start this season, but a closer-than-expected result against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Sunday evening in Ann Arbor seems to have hurt them a bit this week in the AP top-25 poll.
Michigan slid outside of the poll this week despite starting the season as the 25th-ranked team in the country and wins over Bowling Green (96-82) and Oakland (81-71). They had the most votes of any team outside of the ranking, which has them now as the No. 26 team in college hoops.
The Big Ten as a whole has six teams in the top 25 with three of them in the top five (No. 3 Iowa, No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 5 Illinois) and four of them in the top eight (No. 8 Michigan State). Ohio State and Rutgers check in at No. 23 and No. 24, respectively.
Here’s a look at the full rankings this week:
AP Top 25 — College Basketball 2020-21
|9||Ohio State||Big Ten||7|
|10||West Virginia||Big 12||6|
|12||Oklahoma State||Big 12||17|
|18||Loyola Chicago||Missouri Valley||20|
|19||San Diego State||MWC||19|
|20||Texas Tech||Big 12||18|
Up next for Michigan this week is a pair of home games with Ball State coming to town on Wednesday and UCF on Sunday.