Following 16-point loss at Iowa, Michigan basketball team falls hard in national rankings
The Michigan basketball team was tracking toward the top 10 one week ago.
Now, the Wolverines find themselves toward the bottom of the rankings.
Following Michigan's ugly 16-point setback at Iowa on Saturday, the Wolverines dropped seven spots in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, and six spots in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
The Wolverines, who were No. 13 in both polls last week, are No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 19 in the coaches poll.
Every Big Ten team that sat inside the rankings a week ago suffered a loss last week, and the pollsters noticed.
In the AP poll, Ohio State (16-3) fell one spot to No. 6, Michigan State (15-3) dropped three places to No. 9 and Indiana (15-3) fell four spots to No. 11.
In the coaches poll, Ohio State sits at No. 6, Michigan State at No. 9 and Indiana at No. 13. Illinois (15-3), who knocked off the Buckeyes at home last week, returns to both polls — entering at No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the coaches poll.
Syracuse (19-0) remains locked in as the No. 1 team in the country in both polls. Kentucky, Baylor, Duke and Missouri round out the AP's top five, while Ohio State, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State and Georgetown round out the top 10.
Michigan (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) returns to the floor Tuesday when it hosts rival Michigan State (7 p.m., ESPN).
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