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Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 1:05 p.m.

Michigan basketball team moves up to No. 14 in AP poll

By Nick Baumgardner

With a 2-1 week at the 2011 Maui Invitational, the Michigan basketball team rose in the recent national rankings.

The Wolverines moved to No. 14 in The Associated Press' Top 25 Poll, up one spot from a week ago. Michigan remained No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.


Michigan basketball coach John Beilein and the Wolverines moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

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The No. 14 spot is the highest ranking Michigan has had since opening the 2009-10 season at No. 15.

Michigan is one of three Big Ten teams in this week's AP poll, with Ohio State coming in at No. 2 and Wisconsin sitting at No. 9.

While on Maui, the Wolverines knocked off a top 10 team in Memphis before falling to No. 3 Duke in the second round.

Kentucky took over the top spot from North Carolina in the most recent poll. Ohio State, Duke, Syracuse and UNC round out the top five. Louisville, Baylor, UConn, Wisconsin and Florida close out the top 10.

Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue were listed as teams also receiving votes.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.