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Michigan Wolverines No.1 Again In AP Poll

Michigan Wolverines No.1 Again In AP Poll

The Michigan Wolverines basketball team is sitting at the top of The Associated Press college basketball poll once again for the first time in 20 years.

The previous No.1 team, Duke University, lost to Miami 90-63 in a stunning defeat that shocked the college basketball world. The Wolverines got 51 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday, and Kansas moved up to the No.2 spot with 13 first-place votes. Michigan and Kansas are the only one loss teams left on the AP poll. Indiana, Florida, and Duke round out the top five.

This is only the fourth time in history that the Wolverines are sitting at the top of the No.1 spot. They held down the top spot for 10 weeks in 1964-65, eight weeks in 1976-77 and three weeks at the start of 1992-93, when the infamous Fab Five played their second season together.

The Wolverines are the second Big Ten team to be No.1 this season. Indiana was No.1 during the preseason and held the spot for the first five weeks of the regular season. Duke then got voted to number one and stayed there for four weeks before Louisville and the Blue Devils each held it for a week.

 

Rounding out the top 10 are No. 6 Syracuse, followed by Gonzaga, Arizona, Butler and Oregon. Miami rode its win over Duke to a 13-place jump in the poll, from 25th to 14th.

 

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