Another split week sees Michigan basketball fall three spots in AP poll, now No. 23
Two weeks ago, an up-and-down stretch by the Michigan basketball team yielded no harm from the national pollsters.
But after another 1-1 week, the Wolverines took a bit of a slide.
The Wolverines (16-6, 6-3 Big Ten) remain at No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll.
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Ohio State (19-3, 7-2), meanwhile, moved up to No. 3 in this week's AP poll, maintaining its status as the Big Ten's highest-ranked club.
Additionally, the Wolverines and Buckeyes remain the only two Big Ten teams to have received a ranking inside the AP's Top 25 for every week this season.
Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was also a top 10 team this week, coming it at No. 9, while Wisconsin (17-5, 6-3) sits at No. 19 and Indiana (17-5, 4-5) is rated No. 20.
The Wolverines, who are 2-4 against current members of the AP Top 25, get a pair of ranked opponents this week. Indiana comes to Ann Arbor on Wednesday (6:30 p.m., BTN), while Michigan visits Michigan State (1 p.m., CBS) on Sunday.
Kentucky (21-1) held onto the nation's top spot, while Syracuse (22-1) moved up to No. 2. After Ohio State, Missouri, North Carolina, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Murray State rounded out the AP's top 10.
In the coaches poll, Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri and Duke made up the top five. Baylor, North Carolina, Kansas, Murray State and Michigan State rounded out the top 10.
Ex-Michigan coach Tommy Amaker saw his Harvard (18-2) squad remain in the coaches poll at No. 23, while ex-Michigan boss Steve Fisher has San Diego State at No. 17 in both polls.
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