Michigan basketball stays at No. 20 in AP poll, gets leapfrogged by Michigan State
The Michigan basketball team didn't budge in this week's national rankings, but it did get jumped by a rival.
The Wolverines remained at No. 20 in latest edition of The Associated Press' Top 25 poll, but were passed in the rankings by Michigan State, which moved up two spots to No. 19.
In the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll, Michigan fell one spot to No. 19, while Michigan State came in at No. 20.
Michigan State won its lone contest of the week, a 74-60 win over Bowling Green. After dropping their first two games of the season against North Carolina and Duke, the Spartans have now won nine straight -- including a road win over Gonzaga earlier this month.
Michigan and Michigan State are two of six Big Ten teams ranked in this week's AP poll.
The others are: No. 2 Ohio State (10-1), No. 13 Wisconsin (10-2), No. 17 Indiana (10-0) and No. 25 Illinois (10-1). Northwestern (10-1) was listed among the "others receiving votes" category.
The top five teams in the AP poll remained the same for a second week in a row, with Syracuse taking the top spot, followed by Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina.
Baylor, Duke, Connecticut, Missouri and Marquette round out the top 10.
Michigan returns to the Crisler Arena floor Thursday against Bradley (6:30 p.m., BTN) for its final pre-Big Ten non-conference game.
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