The Michigan Wolverines stand pat at No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25 poll after defeating Central Michigan, 88-73, in their only game of the week.
The Wolverines finished their non-conference schedule undefeated at 13-0 as they now head into the Big Ten season. They will open conference play against the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday. The Wolverines have been led thus far by sophomore guard Trey Burke, who has established himself as a National Player of the Year candidate. Burke is averaging 17.8 points and 7.4 assists per game.
Michigan began the season ranked No. 5 but steadily moved up following losses from top teams Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky and Ohio State.
Duke holds onto the top spot after defeating Santa Clara, 90-77, last week. Arizona, Louisville and Indiana round out the top five. Fellow Big Ten participants Ohio State and Minnesota join Michigan and Indiana in the top ten with Illinois sitting just outside at No. 11.
The entire Top 25 can be seen below.
|19||San Diego State||11-2||437||17|
|23||North Carolina State||10-2||270||23|