Week 3 college basketball rankings: New Mexico moves up in the latest polls

Josh Holmberg-USA TODAY Sports

New Mexico moved up three spots in the AP poll and one spot in the coaches poll this week.

The New Mexico Lobos are still the only Mountain West team to be ranked in the latest college basketball AP and coaches poll this week. The Lobos moved up to the No. 19 spot in the AP poll and are No. 20 in the coaches poll. Those jumps were three spots and one spot, respectively.

The season is early and New Mexico is 2-0 with wins over Alabama A&M and Charleston Southern, nothing spectacular but wins are wins and the Lobos easily won both of their games. That can be said more than UNLV who lost to UCSB and escaped with a three-point win over Nebraska-Omaha, and are no longer receiving votes.

The only other Mountain West team to be considered is Boise State who is just a few spots away from being ranked in both polls. If the Broncos keep winning they should be ranked probably by Christmas.

AP poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Michigan State 3-0 1,608 2
2 Kansas 2-0 1,523 5
3 Louisville 3-0 1,511 3
4 Kentucky 3-1 1,410 1
5 Arizona 3-0 1,339 6
6 Duke 2-1 1,320 4
7 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,198 8
8 Ohio State 3-0 1,172 10
9 Syracuse 3-0 1,135 9
10 VCU 3-0 928 14
11 Memphis 1-0 871 13
12 Wisconsin 3-0 763 20
13 Gonzaga 3-0 710 15
14 Wichita State 4-0 705 16
14 Michigan 2-1 705 7
16 Florida 2-1 619 11
17 Oregon 2-0 613 18
18 Connecticut 4-0 600 19
19 New Mexico 2-0 353 22
20 Baylor 3-0 342 23
21 Iowa State 3-0 296 21
22 UCLA 2-0 291 24
23 Creighton 3-0 246 26
24 North Carolina 2-1 213 12
25 Marquette 2-1 144 17


Coaches poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW*
1 Michigan State Spartans 3-0 789 22 2 1 1/2
2 Louisville Cardinals 3-0 761 8 3 1 2/3
3 Kansas Jayhawks 2-0 735 2 6 3 3/6
4 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 684 5 1 4/5
5 Kentucky Wildcats 3-1 658 1 4 1/5
6 Duke Blue Devils 2-1 630 4 2 4/6
7 Syracuse Orange 3-0 601 7 7/7
8 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0 597 9 1 8/10
9 Oklahoma State Cowboys 3-0 541 12 3 9/12
10 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 3-0 443 14 4 10/15
11 Memphis Tigers 1-0 404 13 2 11/13
12 Gonzaga Bulldogs 3-0 381 15 3 12/15
13 Michigan Wolverines 2-1 362 8 5 8/13
14 Florida Gators 2-1 359 10 4 8/14
15 Wisconsin Badgers 3-0 332 19 4 15/21
16 Wichita State Shockers 4-0 330 16 16/16
17 Oregon Ducks 2-0 275 18 1 17/18
18 Connecticut Huskies 4-0 265 20 2 18/20
19 North Carolina Tar Heels 2-1 208 11 8 11/19
20 New Mexico Lobos 2-0 180 21 1 20/21
21 Baylor Bears 3-0 131 25 4 21/NR
22 Indiana Hoosiers 4-0 129 23 1 22/24
23 Creighton Bluejays 3-0 111 NR 23/NR
24 UCLA Bruins 2-0 105 24 23/24
25 Iowa Hawkeyes 4-0 74

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