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The Michigan Wolverines have been building up some serious talent in their program ever since John Beilein took over back in 2007. While they have had several great teams along the way, the red-hot Wolverines may have assembled the best team yet under the future Hall of Fame coach this season.

Still undefeated

When the NCAA basketball [VIDEO]season begins, no team thinks about going undefeated. It is just too hard a thing to do. NCAA.com reports that the last time a team went wire to wire without tasting defeat was the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.

That season, the Hoosiers, who were led by stars like Kent Benson, Scott May, and Quinn Buckner, finished a perfect 32-0 helping Bobby Knight claim the first of his three championships.

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Right now if you asked John Beilein about finishing the year undefeated, he would most likely laugh. All coach Beilein wants is an NCAA title, no matter how many losses occur along the way.

That is the right attitude, however, It just so happens that the Wolverines haven’t lost many games in a long time - a very long time!

According to CBS Sports, Michigan improved to 15-0 on the season and won their 29th game in their last 30 contests by defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 74-63. Yes, Michigan is 29-1 in their last 30 games. If that doesn’t deserve to tip the scales in their favor to have them leapfrog Virginia to take over the No. 1 spot then what does?

Charles Matthew and Jordan Poole led the Wolverines in scoring with 18 points each, while Zavier Simpson added 12 in the victory. Freshman Ignas Brazdeikis continued his incredible first season on the hardwood as he scored 10 points in 26 minutes.

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Brazdeikis, who is averaging 16 points per game this season, has been more than a pleasant surprise for the Wolverines in 2019. The potential on this youngster is incredible.

The rankings

Michigan, along with UVA and the Houston Cougars are the only programs left in all of college hoops to still have a goose egg in the loss column. On Sunday evening, the Cougars kept pace with the Wolverines as they downed the Memphis Tigers 90-77.

It’s fun for the players, coaches and the fans to chase down a perfect season, however, in the end, all of these teams would trade in a perfect regular season for a shot at the NCAA Championship this March.

Below is a look at the NCAA Top 15 power rankings for the week of January 7.

  • Michigan
  • Duke
  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Gonzaga
  • Michigan State
  • Kansas
  • Texas Tech
  • Nevada
  • Virginia Tech
  • North Carolina
  • Florida State
  • NC State
  • Houston
  • Auburn