A wild Feast Week ensured that the top 10 landscape would change, as the Louisville Cardinals ascended to the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.
The big story, of course, is how far the Michigan Wolverines would rise—and boy did they rise. Michigan got nine first-place votes after defeating two top-10 teams in North Carolina and Gonzaga during the Battle 4 Atlantis. When the dust settled, Juwan Howard’s squad sits at No. 4.
Kansas, Maryland, and Virginia all slotted up to No. 2, 3, and 5, respectively, to fill out the rest of the top 5.
The Bulldogs, who knocked off the then No. 11 Oregon Ducks, only to lose to Michigan, finally moved in the polls for the first time all season, falling to No. 9 (by one point).
Looking around the poll at future opponents, Arizona rose to No. 12, North Carolina sits at No. 7, and Washington is at No. 22. Saint Mary’s is still getting votes but is thankfully sitting outside the top 25.
Here is the full AP Poll.
AP Poll - Week 5