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College basketball rankings: Michigan holds steady at No. 2

The Michigan Wolverines remain at No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Duke stays at No. 1.

Gregory Shamus

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.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Duke (63) 12-0 1623 1
2 Michigan(2) 13-0 1547 2
3 Arizona 12-0 1474 3
4 Louisville 12-1 1434 4
5 Indiana 12-1 1378 5
6 Kansas 11-1 1313 6
7 Syracuse 11-1 1197 9
8 Ohio State 10-2 1079 10
9 Minnesota 12-1 978 11
10 Gonzaga 12-1 946 13
11 Illinois 13-1 929 12
12 Missouri 10-2 912 7
13 Florida 9-2 810 14
14 Cincinnati 12-1 761 8
15 Georgetown 10-1 718 15
16 Creighton 12-1 629 16
17 Butler 10-2 591 18
18 Michigan State 11-2 447 19
19 San Diego State 11-2 437 17
20 New Mexico 13-1 389 26
21 Notre Dame 12-1 361 21
22 Oklahoma State 10-1 333 22
23 North Carolina State 10-2 270 23
24 Pittsburgh 12-1 219 24
25 Kansas State 10-2 149 25