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Michigan down to No. 7 in AP Poll, set for top-10 home tilt with MSU

After the PSU upset, the Wolverines salvaged a top-10 ranking with a double-digit win over Maryland.

Maryland v Michigan Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

After last Tuesday’s upset at Penn State, Michigan basketball risked falling out of the top-10 for the first time since Nov. 12. The Wolverines (23-3) salvaged this with a double-digit victory over then No. 24 Maryland Saturday.

Michigan was only docked one place in the rankings, checking in at No. 7 in the today’s AP Top-25 Poll.

Michigan State climbed to No. 10, ensuring an in-state top-10 tilt Sunday at Crisler Center (3:45 p.m. ET, CBS). Both teams are tied atop the conference standings at 12-3.

Duke retook the top spot after previously No. 1 Tennessee fell by 17 points at Kentucky. Gonzaga, Virginia, the Wildcats and the Volunteers round out the top-five.

The Big Ten as a whole has four other teams ranked: No. 15 Purdue, No. 21 Iowa, No. 22 Wisconsin and No. 24 Maryland.

Before this weekend’s fight for the state and first-place in the conference, Michigan travels to Minnesota Thursday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Here is the complete AP Top 25:

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