Aside from Purdue, Michigan State is the highest ranked Big Ten team at No. 12., with Ohio State being ranked a few spots behind at No. 15. Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota are all unranked, but received 156, 31 and three votes, respectively.
Michigan has three more games in 2021 before restarting Big Ten play. The Wolverines next take on Southern Utah at home. Tip-off for that one is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, with the game being broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
To end the calendar year, the Wolverines will have another home game against Purdue Fort Wayne (Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. on Big Ten Network) before traveling down south to take on UCF (Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2)