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
|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|
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.