NCAA Basketball Rankings: BYU Ranked Third In Both Polls

BYU moved into their highest ranking since they were second during the 19877-88 season as the Cougars moved into the third spot after they beat San Diego State. The Cougars received help with Duke losing to Virginia Tech and Colorado beating Texas. BYU is now in a good position to get a number one seed if they can win out. As for the Aztecs, they are still in the top 10 in both of the polls, and can still get a two seed in the NCAA tournament, but a one seed is a pipe dream at this point.

Also, UNLV is receiving some votes in the poll while Colorado State are no longer receiving votes in any of the polls and the Mountain West is looking like a three-bid league since Colorado State has slipped up.

Here is the coaches poll:

Rank
School (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's rank
1.
Ohio State (17)
27-2
760
3
2.
Kansas (14)
27-2
756
2
3.
Brigham Young
27-2
690
7
4.
Duke
26-3
671
1
5.
Pittsburgh
25-4
622
6
6.
Purdue
24-5
612
8
7.
Notre Dame
23-5
584
9
8.
Texas
24-5
574
5
9.
San Diego State
27-2
542
4
10.
Wisconsin
22-6
500
12
11.
Louisville
22-7
457
16
12.
Syracuse
24-6
391
20
13.
North Carolina
22-6
367
19
14.
Florida
22-6
337
13
15.
St. John's
19-9
284
25
16.
Connecticut
21-7
274
15
17.
Georgetown
21-8
272
11
18.
Arizona
23-6
213
10
19.
Villanova
21-8
194
14
20.
Vanderbilt
21-7
183
18
21.
Utah State
26-3
178
23
22.
Texas A&M
22-6
133
17
23.
Kentucky
20-8
131
22
24.
Missouri
22-7
109
21
25.
George Mason
25-5
70
NR

Dropped out: No. 24 Temple.

Others receiving votes: Xavier (22-6) 67; Temple (22-6) 57; UCLA (21-8) 24; Kansas State (20-9) 12; Alabama (19-9) 6; Missouri State (23-7) 3; Cleveland State (24-7) 1; Virginia Tech (19-8) 1.

Here is the AP poll:

  1. Ohio State (45)
  2. Kansas (14)
  3. BYU (6)
  4. Duke (1)
  5. Pittsburgh (tied for fourth)
  6. Purdue
  7. Texas
  8. Notre Dame
  9. San Diego State
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Louisville
  12. Syracuse
  13. North Carolina
  14. Florida
  15. St. John's 
  16. Connecticut
  17. Georgetown
  18. Arizona
  19. Villanova
  20. Kentucky
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. Missouri
  23. Xavier
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Utah State 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: George Mason(25-5) 120; Temple(22-6) 120; UCLA(21-8) 75; Kansas State(20-9) 31; West Virginia(18-10) 28; Virginia Tech(19-8) 22; Cincinnati(22-7) 12; Alabama(19-9) 5; UNLV(22-7) 4; Butler(21-9) 3; Missouri State(23-7) 3; Belmont(27-4) 1; LIU-Brooklyn(24-5) 1; Old Dominion(24-6) 1

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