Spectacular wins push Michigan to No. 5 in poll

Spectacular wins push Michigan to No. 5 in poll
Michigan trounces UNC to close unbeaten (1:31)

The Wolverines assert 24 aspects from freshman Ignas Brazdeikis and another 21 from Charles Matthews to high-tail previous the Tar Heels eighty four-Sixty seven in Ann Arbor. (1:31)

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NEW YORK — Michigan has climbed to No. 5 in the most up-to-the-minute AP Top 25 college basketball poll after impressive wins in opposition to ranked opponents.

The pause four dwell unchanged in the poll launched Monday with Gonzaga on the tip, followed by Kansas, Duke and Virginia. Gonzaga earned Forty three of 64 first-predicament votes, whereas Kansas had 19. Duke and Virginia each had one.

The Wolverines (Eight-Zero, 1-Zero Generous Ten) jumped Nevada and Tennessee after double-digit wins in opposition to North Carolina and Purdue final week.

It continues a rapid ascent for the Wolverines, who performed in the national championship game final season. Michigan started at No. 19 sooner than rapid leaping into the tip 10 after a blowout purchase at reigning champ Villanova on Nov. 14.

Nevada, Tennessee, Auburn, Kentucky and Michigan Pronounce rounded out the tip 10. No. 12 Wisconsin had a huge leap of 10 spots from No. 22, whereas No. thirteen Texas Tech moved up seven from No. 20.

There were three modern groups in No. 20 Arizona Pronounce, No. 24 Nebraska and No. 25 Furman. It is Furman’s first AP poll appearance and is derived a piece more than two weeks after the Paladins received at Villanova in time previous law.

The Cornhuskers are making their first poll appearance since November 2014. Arizona Pronounce, on the different hand, spent much of ultimate season in the poll and peaked at No. Three final December.

Oregon, Texas and Purdue fell out of the poll, with the Geese and Boilermakers each shedding twice final week.

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