Juwan Howard’s Michigan Wolverines (7-0) are finally ranked after four weeks of college basketball in a spot that nobody could have seen coming less than a week ago. After defeating two top-ten teams in the Bahamas and winning the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Wolverines have gone from unranked to No. 4 in the AP Poll released on Monday afternoon.
The team they play next, Louisville, is the new No. 1 team in the country.
Here’s what the top ten looks like, as well as where the other teams in the Big Ten rank:
- Louisville (48 first place votes)
- Kansas (3 first place votes)
- Michigan (9 first place votes)
- Virginia (5 first place votes)
- Ohio State
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
With the Wolverines’ rise from unranked all the way to No. 4 in the country, they have matched the largest jump in the history of the AP Top 25 after Kansas did the same thing back in 1989.
Michigan’s game against No. 1 Louisville tips off at 7:30 p.m. from KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday night. The Big Ten/ACC Challenge showdown will be nationally broadcast via ESPN.
The other notable Big Ten/ACC Challenge games include No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 7 North Carolina and No. 10 Duke vs. Michigan State.
What a week for these two conferences.