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Michigan basketball up to No. 11 in latest AP Poll

The Wolverines move up a few spots in this week’s poll.

NCAA Basketball: Presbyterian at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After an easy 1-0 week for the Michigan Wolverines, they were rewarded by moving up a few spots in the latest AP Poll.

The Wolverines moved up three spots from 14 to 11 in this week’s poll after defeating Presbyterian 86-44 at Crisler this past weekend. It is very likely they move up again after this week, as they play just one game Sunday at home against UMass Lowell (6-7).

The new No. 1 team is quite familiar to the Wolverines — the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who they took down last month. Michigan remains Gonzaga’s only loss on the season. That win will likely be key for Michigan down the stretch of the season when it comes to the NCAA Tournament committee making seeding decisions.

The rest of the top 10 include Ohio State, Louisville, Duke, Kansas, Oregon, Baylor, Auburn, Memphis and Villanova.

Here are the entire rankings for the Big Ten:

No. 2 - Ohio State

No. 11 - Michigan

No. 13 - Maryland

No. 14 - Michigan State

No. 20 - Penn State

No. 25 - Iowa

Indiana also received 45 votes, while Purdue had 11 votes.

Click here to view the new poll in its entirety.