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Michigan rises from unranked to No. 4, matching largest jump in AP poll history

The Michigan men’s basketball team is reaping the rewards from a historic Thanksgiving week.

The previously unranked Wolverines dispatched two top-10 teams to win the Battle 4 Atlantis title in the Bahamas and entered the Associated Press top 25 poll at No. 4 this week. It matches the largest jump in the 70 years of the AP poll, dating back to 1949, and tying the Kansas team of 1989.

Michigan (7-0) opened the season with wins of eight and 10 points, receptively, over Appalachian State and Creighton in November. They cranked it up in the mainland bracket of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, defeating Elon, 70-50, and Houston Baptist, 111-68.