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
|9||Ohio State||Big Ten||7|
|10||West Virginia||Big 12||6|
|12||Oklahoma State||Big 12||17|
|18||Loyola Chicago||Missouri Valley||20|
|19||San Diego State||MWC||19|
|20||Texas Tech||Big 12||18|
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.