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Michigan slides a spot in latest AP poll, sets up top ten matchup this weekend

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The Wolverines remain in the top five for the second week in a row.

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The Michigan Wolverines sit at No. 5 in the latest college basketball AP poll released on Monday afternoon. The team slid back from last week’s ranking of No. 4 after a week that included a loss at No. 1 Louisville and a Big Ten win on Friday at home over Iowa.

The Big Ten continues to impress as the nation’s elite college hoops conference with three of the top five teams coming from our neck of the woods.

Here is how this week’s poll shook out:

  1. Louisville
  2. Kansas
  3. Ohio State
  4. Maryland
  5. Michigan
  6. Gonzaga
  7. Duke
  8. Kentucky
  9. Virginia
  10. Oregon
  11. Baylor
  12. Auburn
  13. Memphis
  14. Dayton
  15. Arizona
  16. Michigan State
  17. North Carolina
  18. Butler
  19. Tennessee
  20. Villanova
  21. Florida State
  22. Seton Hall
  23. Xavier
  24. Colorado
  25. San Diego State

Notably, it is Ohio State, not Michigan State, that may be the class of the conference where things stand right now. As recent as Monday, they were KenPom’s No. 1 ranked team, while MSU sits at No. 4.

Michigan’s schedule does not get any easier the next week or so with another Big Ten game on the road at Illinois on Wednesday before hosting No. 10 Oregon on Saturday in Ann Arbor at noon.