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Michigan continues its rise up the AP Top 25 poll

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Michigan is up three spots this week.

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The Michigan Wolverines currently sit at 7-0 on the young season and are the Big Ten’s lone-remaining undefeated team. They have only played a single game in the last two weeks, but their 80-69 win over Nebraska was enough to move them up in the AP Poll this week.

The Wolverines rose three spots from No. 19 to No. 16 in this week’s poll after alternating between No. 25 and being unranked in previous iterations. They are one of nine teams to crack the top-25 from the Big Ten conference. Those other schools include Wisconsin (No. 6), Iowa (10), Rutgers (14), Illinois (15), Michigan (16), Michigan State (17), Northwestern (19), Minnesota (21) and Ohio State (25).

Gonzaga, Baylor and Kansas hold onto the top three spots again this week, while Villanova slides up to No. 4 and Houston moves into the top five.

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

Next up for Michigan is a New Years Eve tilt at Maryland in a game set for a 7 p.m. ET tipoff on ESPN2. They will host Northwestern at home on Sunday, Jan. 3.