Following its 56-53 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, the Michigan Wolverines have dropped three places in the updated Associated Press Top 25 and ESPN.com Power Rankings, as well as in the USA TODAY coaches poll, for Week 11 of the NCAA men's college basketball season.
Formerly undefeated and ranked second in each, the Wolverines slipped to No. 5 across the board, and now trail four teams that also have one loss. In the AP and USA TODAY polls, the new top five consists of Louisville, Indiana, Duke, Kansas, and Michigan, while the ESPN rankings have it as Louisville, Indiana, Kansas, Duke, and Michigan.
U-M entered the Big Ten contest against the Buckeyes at 16-0, but was unable to gain the victory, despite the fact it erased a 21-point deficit in the second half. In fact, the Maize and Blue tied the game at 46-46 when Glenn Robinson III hit a three-point shot with just under six minutes remaining, but eventually succumbed in front of a boisterous crowd at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Wolverine guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. led their team in scoring with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Learn more about the defeat on the school's official athletic website, MGoBlue.com.
Michigan will try to get back to its winning ways on Thursday in another road meeting, this one against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. ESPN will televise the matchup, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Stay current with U-M men's basketball on Facebook and Twitter.