Michigan moves to No. 1 in AP poll

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time since its Fab Five days 20 years ago.

For the second straight week the No. 1 team lost. This time it was Duke, which was routed 90-63 by Miami in the third-worst defeat by a top-ranked team.

Michigan received 51 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, 38 more than Kansas, which moved up one spot. They are the only one-loss teams in the poll.

The Wolverines advanced from No. 2 to take the No. 1 spot for the fourth time. They were there for 10 weeks in 1964-65, eight weeks in 1976-77 and three weeks at the start of 1992-93, the Fab Five's second season together.

That season, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson made it to the national championship game for the second straight year.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Michigan (51) 19-1 1,611
2 Kansas (13) 18-1 1,572
3 Indiana 18-2 1,457
4 Florida (1) 16-2 1,420
5 Duke 17-2 1,328
6 Syracuse 18-2 1,322
7 Gonzaga 19-2 1,177
8 Arizona 17-2 1,160
9 Butler 17-3 1,023
10 Oregon 18-2 969
11 Ohio State 15-4 945
12 Louisville 16-4 905
13 Michigan State 17-4 897
14 Miami (FL) 15-3 894
15 Wichita State 19-2 621
16 Ole Miss 17-2 473
17 Missouri 15-4 464
18 Kansas State 15-4 463
19 North Carolina State 16-4 431
20 New Mexico 17-3 333
21 Creighton 18-3 312
22 San Diego State 16-4 302
23 Minnesota 15-5 281
24 Cincinnati 16-4 220
25 Marquette 14-4 216

Others receiving votes: Georgetown 121, UNLV 56, Wisconsin 45, UCLA 34, Arizona State 14, Notre Dame 12, Pittsburgh 10, Louisiana Tech 8, Villanova 6, Baylor 5, Iowa State 4, Memphis 4, Virginia Commonwealth 4, La Salle 3, Saint Mary's 2, Colorado State 1

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Commonwealth 19, Notre Dame 24


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