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Michigan Basketball moves back into AP Top 25

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Five-straight wins will do that for a team.

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The Michigan Wolverines are one of the hottest teams in college basketball in the moment and have parlayed that into a re-entry into the AP Top 25 poll, where they come in as the 19th-ranked team in the country.

Michigan has won five-straight games and seven of the last eight after sitting at 11-8 at one point this season just over a month ago. Their wins last week both came on the road at Rutgers on Wednesday and Purdue on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolverines are one of Maryland, Penn State, Iowa, Ohio State and Michigan State. Here is the full updated poll, which features a new No. 1 team in college basketball.

AP Poll

Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
1 Kansas Big 12 1
2 Gonzaga WCC 3
3 Dayton A-10 4
4 Baylor Big 12 2
5 San Diego State Mountain West 5
6 Kentucky SEC 8
7 Florida State ACC 6
8 Seton Hall Big East 13
9 Maryland Big Ten 9
10 Louisville ACC 11
11 Creighton Big East 10
12 Duke ACC 7
13 Oregon Pac-12 14
14 Villanova Big East 12
15 BYU WCC 17
16 Michigan State Big Ten 24
17 Auburn SEC 15
18 Iowa Big Ten 18
19 Ohio State Big Ten 23
20 Penn State Big Ten 16
21 Houston AAC 25
22 Virginia ACC NR
23 Illinois Big Ten NR
24 Wisconsin Big Ten NR
25 Michigan Big Ten 19

The week ahead for Michigan creates not only a chance at two resume-padding wins, but a chance to hit 20 wins in Juwan Howard’s first season at the helm. They will host Wisconsin on Thursday night at Crisler Center before traveling to Columbus on Sunday to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.