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Michigan moves up six spots in AP Poll despite idle week

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NCAA Basketball: Penn State at Michigan Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines did not take the floor this past week, but the AP Top 25 poll rewarded them anyway in a boost to their ranking. After reentering the poll last week at No. 25, Michigan moved up six spots to No. 19 in the country in the latest batch of rankings released on Monday afternoon.

There are seven Big Ten teams ranked this week with Iowa leading the way at No. 4. They are followed by Wisconsin (No. 9), Rutgers (11), Michigan State (12), Illinois (18), Michigan (19) and Ohio State (23.

Here is the full poll released this week with Gonzaga still leading the way.

AP Top 25 — College Basketball 2020-21

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Baylor Big 12 3
3 Illinois Big Ten 4
4 Michigan Big Ten 2
5 Iowa Big Ten 9
6 Alabama SEC 8
7 Houston AAC 9
8 Arkansas SEC 12
9 Ohio State Big Ten 7
10 West Virginia Big 12 6
11 Kansas Big 12 13
12 Oklahoma State Big 12 17
13 Texas Big 12 15
14 Villanova Big East 10
15 Florida State ACC 11
16 Virginia ACC 21
17 Creighton Big East 14
18 Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 20
19 San Diego State MWC 19
20 Texas Tech Big 12 18
20 Purdue Big Ten 23
22 Virginia Tech ACC 22
23 Colorado Pac-12 24
24 USC Pac-12 NR
25 Oklahoma Big 12 16

Michigan has been off since last Sunday’s 62-58 win over Penn State and has 12 days between games. The next contest comes in the form of a Christmas Day trip to Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are once again one of the worst teams in the Big Ten in the early going. Tipoff for Friday’s game is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.