Michigan moves to No. 2 in latest USA Today, AP Top 25 polls

Michigan-81-West-Virginia-66-5-597x398[1]Michigan is now the top ranked team in the Big Ten. The 11-0 Wolverines moved to No. 2 in both the USA Today and AP Top 25 polls that were released this afternoon.

Indiana, who held the No. 1 spot since the preseason poll was released, fell to No. 6 in both polls after losing to Butler on Saturday. Duke earned the top spot in the polls garnering 62 of 65 first place votes in the AP Poll and 30 of 31 first place votes from the coaches.

Michigan earned three first place votes from the media and one from the coaches. Syracuse, Arizona and Louisville round out the AP Poll top five while Louisville leapfrogged Arizona in the coaches poll.

The last time Michigan was ranked as high as No. 2 was in January of 1993.

The Big Ten features six ranked teams, four in the top ten, including Michigan (2), Indiana (6), Ohio State (7), Illinois (10), Minnesota (16) and Michigan State (19). (USA Today rankings in parenthesis, Photo by Dustin Johnston)

  • skitchbeatz

    Crazy. When was the last time Michigan was ranked #2?

    • Ben

      it says in the article “The last time Michigan was ranked as high as No. 2 was in January of 1993.” lol

      • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

        To be fair, I added that in.

  • Mattski

    I’ll take it, and enjoy it. It would be something approaching a miracle to get through the B1G schedule without losing some games, but for now this is great. The thing that makes me increasingly optimistic about continued success is Trey Burke: heady veteran guard play could be the difference between us and Indiana when the chips are down.

    • gobluemd16

      Not only will we lose some games, but it will definitely be good to do so. Learn from good losses a lot more than wins. That difficult road schedule starting Jan. 13 at Ohio then Minny, Illinois, and Indiana will provide many tough tests away from home.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Cormac Gordon, Fletcher Mackel & John Feinstein voted Michigan No. 1. C.L. Brown had UM at No. 6, lowest among voters. http://ow.ly/gaBn6

  • UM Hoops Fan

    One more to go. Maybe Duke will lose @NC State on 1/12 and we go into Ohio knowing a victory will make us #1 in the country. @NU is the only road game in between now and then and Iowa’s probably the only team with any shot before 1/13 at Crisler, and that shot will not be a good one.

    Let’s call it settled: 1/13 @OSU with the #1 ranking on the line for us. Couldn’t be much sweeter than rolling into Trey’s hometown and securing the #1 ranking with a 30-point effort from our PG.

  • Indiana_Matt

    From Shane Ryan’s breakdown of IU-Butler on Grantland…
    “For Indiana, the result raises some difficult questions: How will Zeller hold up against teams with physical big men, like … oh, I don’t know, half the Big Ten? When Indiana plays Michigan, who’s going to guard Trey Burke? It can’t be Ferrell or Hulls, but if you assign Oladipo, that means Hulls draws Tim Hardaway Jr. or Nik Stauskas. Yikes.”

  • gobluemd16

    Also, Trey Burke won Big Ten Player of the Week!

  • FGCU Maize Rage

    I find it hilarious that the first related post is titled “Monday Polls: Not Ranked.” My, oh my, how far we’ve come…

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