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Despite rapid rise, No. 4 Michigan keeps even keel as top-ranked Louisville awaits

Ann Arbor — Michigan coach Juwan Howard received a call from one of his sons on Monday.

The news? The Wolverines made a meteoric and historic rise in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, going from a team that was unranked a week ago to one that was ranked No. 4 in the country.

It’s the result of Michigan ripping off three wins in three days in the Bahamas last week, highlighted by back-to-back victories over top-10 teams North Carolina and Gonzaga, to take home the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament title.