Michigan moves to No. 1 for first time in 20 years
Associated Press January 28, 2013 1:26PM
Michigan's Trey Burke (3) leads a fast break against Illinois during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Champaign, Ill. Michigan won 74-60. (AP Photo/John Dixon)
Michigan is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the first time since its Fab Five days 20 years ago.
For the second straight week the No. 1 team lost. This time it was Duke, which was routed 90-63 by Miami in the third-worst defeat by a top-ranked team.
Michigan received 51 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, 38 more than Kansas, which moved up one spot. They are the only one-loss teams in the poll.
The Wolverines advanced from No. 2 to take the No. 1 spot for the fourth time. They were there for 10 weeks in 1964-65, eight weeks in 1976-77 and three weeks at the start of 1992-93, the Fab Five’s second season together.
That season, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson made it to the national championship game for the second straight year.