MI remains #5 in college basketball poll

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NCAA college basketball graphic

MI has climbed to No. 5 in the latest AP Top 25 poll after impressive wins against ranked opponents.

Meanwhile, the rest of the top seven - filled with Kansas, Duke, Virginia, Michigan, Nevada and Tennessee - remained exactly as it were a week ago. Gonzaga garnered 21 while MI, unbeaten with double digit wins over reigning national champion Villanova and a top-15 North Carolina squad, received one. Kansas is second, Duke is third, Virginia is fourth and MI is fifth.

It continues a rapid ascent for the Wolverines, which played in the national championship game last season.

The poll also added three new teams in No. 20 Arizona State, No. 24 Nebraska and No. 25 Furman.

Nevada, Tennessee, Auburn, Kentucky and Michigan State rounded out the top 10. It is Furman's first AP poll appearance. Virginia (1) 5. MI 6. Kentucky and Auburn moved up one spot each to eighth and ninth. Florida State climbed four places to No. 11 after picking up a win over Purdue on Wednesday.

The biggest boost within the rankings was awarded to Wisconsin, which shot up ten spots from No. 22 to No. 12. Virginia Tech 16. Kansas State 17.

There were three new teams in No. 20 Arizona State, No. 24 Nebraska and No. 25 Furman.

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