The Michigan Wolverines basketball program rose in todays AP Poll. – Rivals.com – Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines basketball team has actually beat Purdue 5 straight times for the very first time given that 1975-77. (USA Today Sports Images).

No. 7 Iowa, No. 13 Ohio State, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 19 Illinois and No. 21 Minnesota are the other five.The only three teams in the entire nation who are still ranked higher than the Maize and Blue are No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 Baylor and No. 3 Villanova. The Bulldogs and Bears are each undefeated, while the Wolverines and Wildcats both have one loss on the year.At No. 5 nationally, Texas is the highest-rated two-loss group.

Sadly, Michigan is now on a two-week pause and has seen upcoming showdowns against Penn State, Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan State postponed as a result.Whether or not those games will be rescheduled remains to be seen, though failure to do so might toss a significant wrench into the Big Ten regular-season title race. U-M sits atop the standings by itself with an 8-1 conference record, though Iowa hides close behind at 6-2. Every other league member has at least 3 Big Ten losses.

The Michigan Wolverines basketball team rose to No. 4 in todays Associated Press leading 25, thanks to a 2-0 week that saw Juwan Howards team select up blowout wins over Maryland and Purdue, respectively.U-M made a three-spot leap in this weeks edition, jumping Tennessee, Texas and Iowa. The Volunteers, in specific, sustained a horrendous 0-2 week, getting burnt out at Florida Tuesday night and after that returning home to suffer a nine-point loss to Missouri Saturday night.

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