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AP Poll: Michigan Still Top-10 Entering Big Ten Tournament Week

The Wolverines play Friday as the 2-time defending tournament champions.

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Michigan remained in the top-10 in this week’s AP Poll, sliding to No. 10 after Saturday’s loss at Michigan State. The Spartans came back from a double-digit deficit in the first half to top the Wolverines 75-63.

Michigan finished the regular season with a 26-5 (15-5 Big Ten) record, but a full game behind the sixth-ranked Spartans and No. 13 Purdue. This earned the Wolverines a No. 3 seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament.

Wisconsin and Maryland climbed up to No. 19 and No. 21, respectively.

The Spartans just missed out on their the top-5 ranking this season. They trail No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 North Carolina and No. 4 Kentucky and No. 5 Duke.

Michigan is the 2-time defending Big Ten Tournament champions. The Wolverines get their first chance to defend it Friday at approximately 9:30 p.m. EST on BTN. Potential opponents are No. 14 seed Northwestern, No. 11 seed Illinois or No. 6 seed Iowa.

Here is the complete AP Top 25:

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