College basketball rankings: Colorado State ranked for first time since 1954

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The latest college basketball rankings are a mess at the top with multiple teams earning first place cotes. As for the Mountain West, they have three teams ranked from the AP and coaches poll

The latest college basketball polls have come out and the Mountain West is represented by three teams this week. The New Mexico is ranked No. 16 in the AP poll and No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Colorado State finally earns the respect of being voted in by the coaches and media, as they are ranked No. 24 in both polls. This is the first time that the Rams have been ranked in the AP poll since they were in the polls for four weeks all the way back in the 1953-54 basketball season.

Colorado State cracked their way after winning four straight, six of eight and also 13 of 15 games. That could change this week as they host San Diego State who is also in this weeks USA Today's Coaches Poll at No. 22.

UNLV is also getting some love in both polls in the others receiving votes section, but they are barely hanging on since they have been struggling as of late and have gone 3-3 over the last six games, including loses to Fresno State and Boise State.

Here is the AP poll:

No. School Record Poll Points
1 Indiana (26) 21-3 1,559
2 Duke (20) 21-2 1,515
3 Miami (FL) (17) 19-3 1,499
4 Michigan 21-3 1,428
5 Gonzaga (2) 23-2 1,371
6 Syracuse 20-3 1,293
7 Florida 19-3 1,286
8 Michigan State 20-4 1,178
9 Arizona 20-3 1,062
10 Kansas State 19-4 1,012
11 Butler 20-4 943
12 Louisville 19-5 842
13 Ohio State 17-6 828
14 Kansas 19-4 823
15 Georgetown 17-4 679
16 Pittsburgh 20-5 591
17 Oklahoma State 17-5 587
18 Marquette 17-5 493
19 New Mexico 20-4 433
20 Wisconsin 17-7 305
21 Notre Dame 19-5 264
22 Memphis 20-3 193
23 Oregon 19-5 137
24 Colorado State 19-4 125
25 Kentucky 17-6 87

Here is the USA Today Coaches Poll:

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Duke (18) 21-2 744
2 Indiana (6) 21-3 717
3 Gonzaga (1) 23-2 681
4 Miami (FL) (5) 19-3 674
5 Michigan (1) 21-3 663
6 Florida 19-3 628
7 Syracuse 20-3 608
8 Michigan State 20-4 582
9 Arizona 20-3 491
10 Butler 20-4 460
11 Kansas State 19-4 455
12 Louisville 19-5 393
13 Kansas 19-4 364
14 Ohio State 17-6 353
15 Georgetown 17-4 329
16 Oklahoma State 17-5 259
17 Pittsburgh 20-5 246
18 New Mexico 20-4 203
19 Wisconsin 17-7 150
20 Marquette 17-5 144
21 Notre Dame 19-5 140
22 San Diego State 18-5 120
23 Creighton 20-5 102
24 Colorado State 19-4 79
25 Memphis 20-3 76
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