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Michigan stays put in AP Poll while staying idle during shutdown

The Wolverines did not move in this week’s polls as their two-week shutdown rolls along.

Michigan v Purdue Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines have not played a basketball game in 10 days, but are not being punished for it in this week’s AP men’s basketball poll. The Wolverines stand pat this week, coming in at No. 4 in the country.

Michigan men’s basketball, who last played at Purdue on Jan. 22, has been shut down via a state recommendation since Jan. 23 due to a detection of the UK variant of COVID-19 within the athletic department. Despite this, they lead the way among the six Big Ten teams that appear in the poll this week.

Ohio State, who made a huge leap this week from No. 13 to No. 7, is the biggest riser this week. Iowa (No. 8), Illinois (No. 12), Wisconsin (No. 19), and Purdue (No. 24) are the other teams in the conference that are represented.

Gonzaga, Baylor, and Villanova still lead the way as the top three teams in the country, while Houston and Texas round out the top six.

Here is the full poll this week:

AP Top 25 — College Basketball 2020-21

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Baylor Big 12 3
3 Illinois Big Ten 4
4 Michigan Big Ten 2
5 Iowa Big Ten 9
6 Alabama SEC 8
7 Houston AAC 9
8 Arkansas SEC 12
9 Ohio State Big Ten 7
10 West Virginia Big 12 6
11 Kansas Big 12 13
12 Oklahoma State Big 12 17
13 Texas Big 12 15
14 Villanova Big East 10
15 Florida State ACC 11
16 Virginia ACC 21
17 Creighton Big East 14
18 Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 20
19 San Diego State MWC 19
20 Texas Tech Big 12 18
20 Purdue Big Ten 23
22 Virginia Tech ACC 22
23 Colorado Pac-12 24
24 USC Pac-12 NR
25 Oklahoma Big 12 16

Michigan’s next scheduled game is set to come at home against Illinois on Feb. 11, assuming the team is cleared to resume practicing this weekend.