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
|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|
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.