The Wolverines were ranked second, but their undefeated week -- which also included a home triumph over Purdue -- coupled with a lopsided defeat the previously top-ranked Duke Blue Devils (which fell to No. 5) suffered at the hands of Miami last Wednesday, moved them to the top. It's the first time since the 1992-93 season that U-M has been No. 1.
Not only did Michigan (19-1 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) reach the summit of the AP poll, they also moved into the top slot of the ESPN.com Power Rankings. In each survey, the Kansas Jayhawks are ranked second. However, the Maize and Blue fell one notch short in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, in which the Jayhawks have gained the number one position and the Wolverines are ranked second.
Learn more about the Michigan win over Illinois and the best start in the basketball program's history in a detailed article on the school's official athletic website, MGoBlue.com. The site also features an article on forward Glenn Robinson III, who earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for his stellar performances.
The Wolverines return to the hardcourt on Wednesday and a home date at Crisler Center with the Northwestern Wildcats. The Big Ten Network will have the telecast, with tipoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Keep up to date with Michigan men's hoops on Facebook and Twitter.