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January 14, 2013
U-M falls to fifth in USA Today coaches' poll
Sunday morning, the Wolverines stood as the last remaining unbeaten team in college basketball. By Sunday afternoon, Ohio State had stripped away that title, defeating Michigan, 56-53, in Columbus.
The Wolverines (16-1 overall, 3-1 Big Ten) dropped its first game of the season. With a chance to overtake the No. 1 spot in the USA Today coaches' poll, Michigan lost a heated battle and tumbled in the rankings.
Michigan is now ranked fifth, behind No. 1 Louisville, No. 2 Indiana, No. 3 Duke and No. 4 Kansas.
But the Wolverines have an excellent shot to climb back upwards, with huge road tests coming up on the schedule.
Thursday, Michigan travels to Minneapolis to take on the 12th-ranked Golden Gophers. The Wolverines also have upcoming games at No. 22 Illinois (Jan. 27) and No. 2 Indiana (Feb. 2).
Here's a breakdown of the coaches' poll (Big Ten teams in bold).