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Michigan moves one spot up to No. 6 in the AP Poll

The Wolverines travel to Penn State Tuesday and return to Crisler on Saturday for a top-25 matchup with Maryland.

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After sweeping Rutgers and Wisconsin last week, Michigan climbed to No. 6 in this week’s AP Poll.

The Wolverines exacted revenge for their first loss of the year by topping the previously nineteenth-ranked Badgers Saturday by a score of 61-52.

Michigan State got punished for its loss at lowly Illinois Tuesday, and tumbled to No. 11. Wisconsin dropped only one spot to No. 20.

John Beilein and company trail a top-five comprised of (from one to five): Tennessee, Duke, Gonzaga, Virginia and Kentucky.

This week, the Wolverines travel to Penn State Tuesday and return to Crisler Center Saturday for a tilt with No. 24 Maryland.

Here is the complete AP Top 25:

  1. Tennessee
  2. Duke
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Virginia
  5. Kentucky
  6. Michigan
  7. Nevada
  8. North Carolina
  9. Houston
  10. Marquette
  11. Michigan State
  12. Purdue
  13. Villanova
  14. Kansas
  15. Texas Tech
  16. Louisville
  17. Florida State
  18. Kansas State
  19. LSU
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Iowa
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Iowa State
  24. Maryland
  25. Buffalo