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January 28, 2013

Wolverines claim top spot in AP Top 25

The Associated Press Poll is in, and the Michigan Wolverines are No. 1.

After Michigan advanced to an incredible 19-1 record with Sunday's 74-60 win at Illinois - marking the best start in program history - the team was in prime position to take over the nation's top spot.

The Wolverines did just that Monday afternoon, as AP voters picked them over Kansas. It's the first time since the 1992 season - the Fab Five's freshman year - that Michigan sat atop either poll.

Michigan hasn't convinced the nation's coaches, who pegged Kansas as the No. 1 team in the country in the USA Today coaches' poll.

In the AP poll, Michigan received 51 out of a possible 70 first-place votes to dominate the poll.

Indiana checks in at No. 3, setting up a massive Big Ten clash this weekend.

The Wolverines will travel to Bloomington for a Saturday night matchup that will likely leave one of the two teams in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings.

Here's a breakdown of both rankings. Big Ten teams are in bold:

Top 25 Polls, Jan. 28
AP Top 25
USA Today Coaches' Poll
1. Michigan
1. Kansas
2. Kansas
2. Michigan
3. Indiana
3. Indiana
4. Florida
4. Florida
5. Duke
5. Duke
6. Syracuse
6. Syracuse
7. Gonzaga
7. Gonzaga
8. Arizona
8. Arizona
9. Butler
9. Michigan State
10. Oregon
10. Butler
11. Ohio State
11. Ohio State
12. Louisville
12. Oregon
13. Michigan State
13. Louisville
14. Miami
14. Wichita State
15. Wichita State
15. Miami
16. Ole Miss
16. Ole Miss
17. Missouri
17. Creighton
18. Kansas State
18. Missouri
19. North Carolina State
19. North Carolina State
20. New Mexico
20. San Diego State
21. Creighton
21. Kansas State
22. San Diego State
22. New Mexico
23. Minnesota
23. Cincinnati
24. Cincinnati
24. Minnesota
25. Marquette
25. Marquette.



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