Despite MSU loss, Michigan basketball moves up to No. 22 in AP poll, has RPI of 15
The Michigan basketball team was one up and one down last week.
But through it all, the Wolverines remain a nationally ranked club for the 14th consecutive week.
The Wolverines (17-7, 7-4 Big Ten) fell three spots to No. 25 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
With seven games remaining in the regular season, Michigan's RPI (according to CollegeRPI.com) remains among the nation's best at No. 15.
According to CollegeRPI's Jerry Palm, the Wolverines have played the 12th-toughest schedule in the country. Additionally, the Wolverines boast seven wins against Top 50 RPI clubs (Memphis, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan State and Indiana).
Elsewhere in the polls this week, the Big Ten continued to boast five teams inside the AP Top 25.
Ohio State (20-3) leads the way at No. 3 while No. 11 Michigan State, No. 21 Wisconsin and No. 23 Indiana round out the league's participation in the poll.
Kentucky (23-1) hung onto the top spot this week and Syracuse (23-1) sits at No. 2. Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina round out the top five. Baylor, Kansas, Florida, Murray State and Duke make up the rest of the top 10.
In the coaches' poll, Michigan comes in at the bottom of the Top 25, with ex-Wolverine coach Tommy Amaker and Harvard sitting four spots higher at No. 21. Harvard is ranked below Michigan (No. 25) in the AP poll.
Steve Fisher's San Diego State squad moved up to No. 13 in the AP poll and No. 14 in the coaches poll.
Michigan returns to action Wednesday (8:30 p.m., BTN) when it visits Nebraska.
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