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Michigan drops to No. 5 in the AP Poll

The Wolverines fell in the rankings after their loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
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The Michigan Wolverines fell three spots from No. 2 in the country to No. 5 this week following their loss to the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday.

In the past week, 13 ranked teams in the AP poll lost, helping the Wolverines stay inside the Top-5.

One of the teams that lost was formerly top-ranked Duke, who dropped the ball against Syracuse earlier in the week in overtime.

The Blue Devils fell to No. 2 in the country despite beating previously undefeated Virginia. The Cavaliers who now sit at No. 3 following their two-point loss to Duke.

The two ACC powerhouses square off again on Feb. 9.

With no undefeated teams remaining, the new No. 1 is the Tennessee Volunteers (15-1) who received 48 of 64 first place votes. The Vols head to Vanderbilt on Wednesday before taking on West Virginia on Saturday. The Mountaineers recently upset Kansas.

After continuing their winning streak to nine games, Gonzaga also jumped Michigan to take the No. 4 spot.

Michigan State sits one spot behind Michigan at No. 6.

The Wolverines return to the court tomorrow to face the Minnesota Gophers. Tip off from the Crisler Center is at 7:00 ET (BTN).