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Michigan basketball slides out of top ten in latest AP poll

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Michigan comes in one spot ahead of the rival Michigan State Spartans.

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The Michigan Wolverines were ranked No. 4 and No. 5 in the country heading into the last couple of weeks, but a sobering stretch and two losses last week have dropped them to No. 14 in this week’s AP Poll.

Michigan dropped a 71-62 game on the road at Illinois last Wednesday night and lost to Oregon, who ranks No. 8 in this week’s poll, by a score of 71-70 in overtime on Saturday at Crisler Center. The come in one spot ahead of rival Michigan State, who sits at No. 15 in the polls.

The Big Ten leads all of college basketball with five teams ranked inside the top 25. Ohio State and Maryland represent the conference inside the top ten at No. 5 and No. 7, respectively, while Penn State entered the poll this week at No. 23.

Kansas is the fifth different team in the seven weeks of the poll to hold the top spot in the country. They join Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke, and Louisville as teams that have held No. 1 honors this season so far.

Here are the full rankings:

College Basketball AP Poll - Week 7

Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
1 Kansas Big 12 2
2 Gonzaga WCC 6
3 Louisville ACC 1
4 Duke ACC 7
5 Ohio State Big Ten 3
6 Kentucky SEC 8
7 Maryland Big Ten 4
8 Oregon Pac-12 10
9 Virginia ACC 9
10 Baylor Big 12 11
11 Memphis AAC 13
12 Auburn SEC 12
13 Dayton A-10 14
14 Michigan Big Ten 5
15 Michigan State Big Ten 16
16 Arizona Pac-12 15
17 Butler Big East 18
18 Villanova Big East 20
19 Florida State ACC 21
20 San Diego State Mountain West 25
21 Tennessee SEC 19
22 Washington Pac-12 NR
23 Penn State Big Ten NR
24 Texas Tech Big 12 NR
25 West Virginia Big 12 NR
Also Receiving Votes: North Carolina 41, Xavier 40, Wichita State 31, Purdue 30, Liberty 25, Marquette 23, Indiana 23, Virginia Commonwealth 21, Utah State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Northern Iowa 12, Colorado 12, Texas 10, Florida 7, DePaul 6, Georgetown 3, Richmond 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma State 2, Duquesne 1, BYU 1, Arkansas 1