Michigan's victory over Ohio State results in significant bump from KenPom
Michigan’s 92-87 victory over Ohio State on Sunday has earned the Wolverines a significant bump in KenPom rating.
Juwan Howard’s squad entered the day at No. 4 in the nation, but now sit at No. 3 after the latest update. The win had a big enough impact to jump Iowa for the No. 3 spot.
The Wolverines also improved significantly in overall rating — from 29.56 to 30.44. In a normal year, a team with a rating above 30 would be the No. 1 or No. 2 team according to KenPom.
Michigan is now 16-1 and has won three straight games since undergoing a lengthy pause due to COVID-19. The Wolverines didn’t play at all between Jan. 22 and Feb. 14.
According to KenPom as of Sunday afternoon, Michigan has the nation’s No. 7 offense and the No. 12 defense.
Undefeated Gonzaga and Baylor remain the top two teams in the country according to KenPom.
The Wolverines still have multiple tough games remaining — including a top-5 matchup with Illinois — but it seems likely they will finish the regular season as a No. 1 seed.
Selection Sunday is on March 14.