College basketball rankings: Michigan moves up to No. 3 in AP Top 25, USA Today Poll

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Wolverines, Spartans move up in poll.

The Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team jumped one spot to No. 3 in the AP Top 25, USA Today Poll released Monday.

The Wolverines have opened the season with a 5-0 record. They've won games against Slippery Rocky, IUPUI, Cleveland State, Pittsburgh and Kansas State.

Michigan is off to a hot start thanks to a pair of guards. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the team in scoring with 18.2 points per game. He's also averaging 6.8 rebounds and is shooting 61 percent from the field.

Trey Burke has also been solid for the Wolverines. He's averaging 16.4 points and 6.8 assists per game.

Michigan will have a big test when it hosts No. 18 North Carolina State on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Michigan State Spartans also saw a boost in the rankings, bumping up from No. 19 to No. 14.

The Spartans earned the bump thanks to a five-game winning streak. They opened up with a 66-62 loss to UConn in the opener, but haven't lost since. Less than a week after their loss to the Huskies, they beat No. 7 Kansas, 67-64.

Guard Keith Appling is the team's leading scorer. He's averaging 16.8 points and 4.2 assists per game.

The Spartans are back in action Wednesday at Miami.

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