Feb 2 2013, Bloomington, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) is defended by Indiana Hoosiers guard Remy Abell (23) at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Michigan 81-73. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan’s Reign as Number One Officially Over


The Michigan basketball team’s reign as the nation’s number one team is officially over after just one week.

Thanks to Saturday’s loss to Indiana, the fall from number one was just as expected as their rise to number one last week.

It was a road loss against a very good opponent the odds makers didn’t expect Michigan to beat. But instead of defending their number one ranking, the Wolverines gave it up to the Hoosiers. With the Kansas Jayhawks also losing, Michigan was all that stood in the way between Indiana and their return to number one.

IU claims the top spot in both major polls. The Hoosiers are followed by Florida, Michigan, Kansas and Duke to round out the top five. Michigan is back in action tomorrow night when they host the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Michigan State Spartans move up one spot in each poll. They are ranked 12th in the AP top 25 but check in at number eight in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

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