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College Basketball Rankings: Mountain West Has Two Power Teams

The Mountain West is making a case for one of the best conference in the country with now BYU and San Diego State in the top 10 in the latest coaches poll, and a thanks to Tarkus for posting a fanshot on this earlier today.  UNLV is still hanging around in the 'others receiving votes' category and New Mexico has been disappointing so far, but they will be dangerous come tournament time.

Full AP Top 25 rankings:

  1. Duke
  2. Ohio State
  3. Kansas
  4. Syracuse
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. San Diego State
  7. Villanova
  8. Purdue
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Connecticut
  11. Brigham Young
  12. Texas
  13. Kentucky
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Missouri
  16. Illinois
  17. Washington
  18. Louisville
  19. Temple
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Kansas State
  22. Georgetown
  23. UCF
  24. Georgia
  25. Cincinnati

Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota(12-4) 123; Michigan State(10-5) 118; Baylor(11-3) 111; Florida(12-3) 110; UNLV(13-3) 74; Vanderbilt(11-3) 74; Oklahoma State(13-2) 71; Memphis(12-3) 49; St. Mary's(14-2) 49; North Carolina(11-4) 31; Gonzaga(11-5) 29; West Virginia(10-4) 15; Arizona(14-3) 6; Tennessee(10-5) 4; St. John's(10-4) 4; Old Dominion(12-3) 4; Utah State(14-2) 4; Missouri State(13-3) 2; Virginia Tech(10-4) 2; Wichita State(13-3) 2; Coastal Carolina(14-2) 1; Richmond(13-4) 1

    The top 25 coaches poll:

  1. Duke
  2. Ohio State
  3. Kansas
  4. Syracuse
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. San Diego State
  7. Villanova
  8. Purdue
  9. Connecticut
  10. Brigham Young
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Missouri
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Texas
  15. Kentucky
  16. Illinois
  17. Louisville
  18. Washington
  19. Georgetown
  20. Kansas State
  21. Wisconsin
  22. UCF
  23. Temple
  24. Michigan State
  25. Minnesota

Others Receiving Votes: St. Mary's(14-2) 65; Cincinnati(15-1) 64; Baylor(11-3) 58; Georgia(12-2) 37; Memphis(12-3) 36; Vanderbilt(11-3) 32; UNLV(13-3) 28; Florida(12-3) 20; Oklahoma State(13-2) 17; Arizona(14-3) 9; Gonzaga(11-5) 9; Utah State(14-2) 9; Old Dominion(12-3) 7; North Carolina(11-4) 6; West Virginia(10-4) 5; Nebraska(13-2) 4; Penn State(9-6) 2; Wichita State(13-3) 2