College Basketball Rankings Week 18: San Diego State back in Top 10

Jeff Bottari

San Diego State moves up to No. 10 in both polls. New Mexico climbs to No. 21.

With just a week remaining in the regular season, there is still a lot of movement in the rankings. Twelve of the ranked teams lost at least one game and four of them lost twice last week. Wichita State finished the regular season with a perfect 31-0 record and remains at No. 2 behind only Florida.

Virginia was the big mover, climbing seven spots to No. 5 following the victory over Syracuse. Wisconsin surprisingly moved up five full places to No. 9 after beating two Big Ten teams with losing records in conference.

San Diego State moved up three places to No. 10 after double-digit wins against two conference foes. New Mexico moved up from No. 25 to No. 21 after knocking off Utah State and Nevada.

Hardest hit for the week were Kentucky and Saint Louis, both of whom lost two games to unranked opponents. Kentucky dropped eight places to No. 25 while Saint Louis fell seven spots from No. 10 to No. 17.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV
1 Florida Gators (46) 27-2 1606 1
2 Wichita St. Shockers 31-0 1555 2
3 Arizona Wildcats (5) 27-2 1514 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 23-6 1364 6
5 Virginia Cavaliers 25-5 1304 12
6 Villanova Wildcats 26-3 1292 8
7 Syracuse Orange 26-3 1240 4
8 Kansas Jayhawks 22-7 1200 5
9 Wisconsin Badgers 24-5 1075 14
10 San Diego St. Aztecs 25-3 995 13
11 Louisville Cardinals 24-5 959 7
12 Michigan Wolverines 21-7 899 16
13 Creighton Bluejays 23-5 892 9
14 North Carolina Tar Heels 22-7 755 19
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-5 737 11
16 Iowa St. Cyclones 22-6 613 15
17 Saint Louis Billikens 25-4 539 10
18 SMU Mustangs 23-6 427 23
19 Connecticut Huskies 23-6 423 NR
20 Memphis Tigers 22-7 364 21
21 New Mexico Lobos 23-5 338 25
22 Michigan St. Spartans 22-7 322 18
23 Oklahoma Sooners 21-8 183 NR
24 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-9 94 20
25 Kentucky Wildcats 21-8 92 17

Others receiving votes: Texas 70, Virginia Commonwealth 58, UCLA 45, Stephen F. Austin 38, Gonzaga 38, Kansas State 19, Saint Joseph's 19, Ohio State 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Massachusetts 5, Arizona State 5, Pittsburgh 2, Colorado 2, Xavier 2, North Carolina Central 1, Southern Miss 1, Oklahoma State 1

Dropped from rankings: Ohio State 22, Texas 24

Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS Prev
1 Florida Gators (25) 27-2 793 1
2 Wichita State Shockers (7) 31-0 769 2
3 Arizona Wildcats 27-2 741 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 23-6 672 7
5 Virginia Cavaliers 25-5 656 11
6 Villanova Wildcats 26-3 647 9
7 Syracuse Orange 26-3 563 5
8 Kansas Jayhawks 22-7 559 6
9 Louisville Cardinals 24-5 548 4
10 San Diego State Aztecs 25-3 511 13
11 Wisconsin Badgers 24-5 489 14
12 Michigan Wolverines 21-7 455 16
13 Creighton Bluejays 23-5 411 10
14 North Carolina Tar Heels 22-7 352 21
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-5 351 12
16 Saint Louis Billikens 25-4 293 8
17 Iowa St. Cyclones 22-6 277 17
18 Southern Methodist Univ. Mustangs 23-6 185 24
19 Connecticut Huskies 23-6 170 NR
20 Memphis Tigers 22-7 160 22
21 New Mexico Lobos 23-5 146 NR
22 Michigan State Spartans 22-7 143 18
23 Oklahoma Sooners 21-8 123 25
24 Kentucky Wildcats 21-8 106 15
25 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-9 86 19
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