Being No. 1 hasn't been so easy as of late for teams in the NCAA men's basketball rankings. Louisville was thumped by Syracuse 70-68. Then Miami (FL) scorched the Duke Blue Devils 90-63.
But this week Michigan lands in the No. 1 spot, receiving 51 votes. The last time the Wolverines were No. 1 was in 1993, back in the Fab Five days. They're currently 19-1 and 6-1 in the Big 10 standings under head coach John Beilein.
Kansas moves up to No. 2, receiving 13 first-place votes. The Jayhawks are 18-1 and 6-0 in the Big 12. They will play West Virginia at 8 p.m. in Morgantown, WV, Monday night. Indiana, Florida--who also received a vote--and Duke round out the Top 5.
After bouncing back from a bad loss in Florida, the Missouri Tigers beat Vanderbilt over the weekend 81-59, jumping from No. 22 to No. 17. The Tigers will travel to LSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Kentucky will also try to crack the Top 25 when they travel to No. 16 Ole Miss at 8 p.m. Tuesday at C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum. The Rebels are tied with Florida for first place, 17-2 and 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference.
After losing three straight games, Louisville slid from No. 5 to No. 12. The Cardinals are 16-4 and 4-3 in the Big East. They'll tipoff at 6 p.m. Monday against Pittsburgh.
The Missouri Valley Conference has two top 25 teams, as Wichita State comes in at No. 15, winning the last four games in MVC, including a win over Creighton who drops back to No. 21.
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