College Basketball Rankings Week 6: San Diego State ranked No. 25/24

Kent Horner

Aztecs men's basketball ranked in both polls on Dec. 9.

One of the biggest benefits of the Aztecs 70-63 win over the Washington Huskies on Sunday meant that they wouldn't get booted off of the Top 25 list with nary a way back this year. The Aztecs finished up an important nonconference run of five games in 11 days. This included wins over two ranked Big East opponents in the Wooden Legacy tournament and ended with victories over tough teams with low RPI rankings.

The crosstown rival game at San Diego (194 RPI) was a hard-fought road game against an improving Toreros team. Washington (229 RPI) was picked to be a middle of the pack Pac-12 team but has a winning history and C.J. Wilcox, who is a top 10 player in the conference and holds the UW record for three pointers made.

The three remaining games in December should all be easy double-digit wins at home for the Aztecs. They face Southern Utah (337 RPI), McNeese State (305 RPI) and NAIA St. Katherine College. Winning all of these games wouldn't give an unranked Aztecs team an opportunity to get back into the polls and a loss by a ranked Aztecs team would likely drop them out of the polls.

San Diego State dropped one spot to No. 25 in the AP Top 25 and was added to the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 24.

Mountain West counterparts New Mexico and Boise State are among others receiving votes in both polls.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (63) 9-0 1,623
2 Syracuse (2) 9-0 1,522
3 Ohio State 8-0 1,453
4 Wisconsin 10-0 1,318
5 Michigan State 7-1 1,311
6 Louisville 8-1 1,262
7 Oklahoma State 8-1 1,160
8 Duke 7-2 1,040
9 Connecticut 9-0 981
10 Villanova 9-0 938
11 Kentucky 7-2 926
12 Wichita State 9-0 884
13 Kansas 6-2 862
14 Baylor 8-1 843
15 Oregon 8-0 831
16 Memphis 6-1 768
17 Iowa State 7-0 606
18 North Carolina 6-2 450
19 Florida 6-2 434
20 Gonzaga 8-1 365
21 Colorado 9-1 330
22 Massachusetts 8-0 326
23 Iowa 9-1 207
24 Missouri 9-0 203
25 San Diego State 7-1 159
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (30) 9-0 797
2 Ohio State (1) 8-0 749
3 Syracuse (1) 9-0 746
4 Louisville 8-1 684
5 Michigan State 7-1 655
6 Wisconsin 10-0 600
7 Duke 7-2 562
8 Wichita State 9-0 542
9 Oklahoma State 8-1 518
10 Kentucky 7-2 491
11 Oregon 8-0 462
12 Connecticut 9-0 455
13 Kansas 6-2 445
14 Villanova 9-0 333
15 Memphis 6-1 323
16 Iowa State 7-0 298
16 Gonzaga 8-1 298
18 Baylor 8-1 278
19 Florida 6-2 258
20 Massachusetts 8-0 192
21 North Carolina 6-2 172
22 Iowa 9-1 103
23 UCLA 8-1 86
24 San Diego State 7-1 65
25 Michigan 6-3 50

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