Michigan climbs into top-25 of both polls
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Coming off a week where Michigan narrowly lost to No. 5 Purdue while knocking off No. 4 Michigan State, the Wolverines proved to pollsters that they belonged among the nation's best, rising into the top-25 of both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls.

The Maize and Blue had the 31st most points in the AP Poll a week ago, but climbed up eight spots to No. 23. In the Coaches Poll, Michigan was at No. 32, likewise moving up eight places, now occupying the No. 24 slot.

Three other Big Ten teams are also ranked, with both polls agreeing on their placement, landing Purdue at No. 3, Michigan State at No. 9 and Ohio State at No. 22.

Associated Press Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (63) 16-1 1,623
2 Virginia (1) 16-1 1,527
3 Purdue (1) 17-2 1,411
4 Oklahoma 14-2 1,371
5 Duke 15-2 1,319
6 West Virginia 15-2 1,304
7 Wichita State 15-2 1,283
8 Texas Tech 15-2 1,276
9 Michigan State 16-3 1,062
10 Kansas 14-3 1,032
11 Xavier 16-3 928
12 Cincinnati 15-2 858
13 Gonzaga 16-3 829
14 Arizona 14-4 723
15 North Carolina 14-4 666
16 Arizona State 14-3 639
17 Auburn 16-1 523
18 Kentucky 14-3 487
19 Seton Hall 15-3 455
20 Clemson 15-2 444
21 Tennessee 12-4 358
22 Ohio State 15-4 276
23 Michigan 15-4 233
24 TCU 13-4 196
25 Miami 13-3 143
Others receiving votes: Creighton 56, Rhode Island 39, Florida State 25, Nevada 23, Saint Mary's 19, New Mexico State 4, Louisville 2, Florida 1
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (31) 16-1 798
2 Virginia 16-1 757
3 Purdue (1) 17-2 678
4 Wichita State 15-2 664
5 Duke 15-2 638
6 Oklahoma 14-2 632
7 West Virginia 15-2 624
8 Texas Tech 15-2 607
9 Michigan State 16-3 513
10 Kansas 14-3 501
11 Cincinnati 15-2 446
12 Xavier 16-3 442
13 Gonzaga 16-3 414
14 North Carolina 14-4 298
14 Arizona State 14-3 298
16 Kentucky 14-3 272
17 Arizona 14-4 271
18 Clemson 15-2 242
19 Seton Hall 15-3 239
20 Auburn 16-1 213
21 Tennessee 12-4 187
22 Ohio State 15-4 109
23 Miami 13-3 108
24 Michigan 15-4 107
25 TCU 13-4 103
Others receiving votes: Creighton 77, Saint Mary's 43, Florida State 34, Nevada 23, Notre Dame 18, Rhode Island 16, Boise State 7, UCLA 5, Florida 5, Baylor 4, New Mexico State 2, Oklahoma State 2, Middle Tennessee 2, Louisiana 1

 

 
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