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:
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
- Texas Tech
- Florida State
- Kansas State
- Virginia Tech