The Michigan Wolverines continued their hot streak with another week of victories and are risers in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Michigan has moved up a slot to take over the No. 2 ranking in all of college basketball.
The Wolverines had a 22-point win over Iowa at home last week, who moved up to No. 5 in this week’s poll after a win over Ohio State. Michigan would follow that up with a 16-point victory over Indiana on the road on Saturday. The door was opened for a move up to the No. 2 spot in the country after Baylor’s loss to Kansas on Saturday night.
Michigan also received four first-place votes, chipping in at Gonzaga’s stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking.
The updated rankings set up a top-four showdown in Ann Arbor on Tuesday night with Illinois moving into the No. 4 spot. The Illini are still mathematically alive for a Big Ten championship, but Michigan needs a single victory in one of the last three games of the year to clinch the title based on winning percentage.
Here is the full poll for this week:
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|
Tuesday’s game between Michigan and Illinois from Crisler Center in Ann Arbor is set for a 7 p.m. tipoff and will be televised via ESPN. The Wolverines close out the season with a home-and-home series with Michigan State on March 4 and March 7, respectively.