The Associated Press released its most recent men's college basketball top 25 poll today and the San Diego State Aztecs (5-1) are ranked 13th.
SDSU, ranked 15th last Monday, had a successful week at the 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, beating BYU 92-87 in double overtime, rocking Pitt 74-57 and barely losing to then No. 3 Arizona 61-59 in the championship game.
The Aztecs now enter another difficult stretch of their schedule, hosting city rival University of San Diego this Thursday and traveling to play Washington (who is receiving votes) on Sunday before hosting Long Beach State and traveling to Cincinnati next week.
No other Mountain West team made the top 25, but for the second week in a row Wyoming earned some votes. This week the Cowboys got 10 votes. They got four votes last week.
Colorado State is having a great start to the season, starting 6-0 and winning the recent Great Alaska Shootout. However, the Rams haven't received any AP votes yet.
The top four remains the same as last week, with Kentucky first, Wisconsin second, Arizona third and Duke fourth. Utah jumped back to No. 25 after falling out of the rankings after losing to SDSU on Nov. 18.
Illinois, Butler and Maryland also cracked the top 25 after not earning a spot last week. Maryland jumped up an incredible 24 spots from No. 45 to No. 21 after beating then-No. 13 Iowa State to win the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.
|4.||Duke Blue Devils|
|8.||Wichita State Shockers|
|12.||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|13.||San Diego State Aztecs|
|14.||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|16.||West Virginia Mountaineers|
|19.||Michigan State Spartans|
|20.||Iowa State Cyclones|
|24.||Illinois Fighting Illini|
Northern Iowa (7-0) 83; UConn (3-2) 76; Oklahoma State (6-0) 69;
Providence (6-1) 56; VCU (4-2) 52; Syracuse (5-1) 49; Florida (3-3) 40;
Georgetown (4-2) 30; Creighton (6-1) 29; Washington (6-0) 17; NC State (6-0) 12;
Wyoming (6-0) 10; Cal (5-1) 8; Seton Hall (5-0) 5; St. John's (4-1) 5;
Nebraska (4-1) 4; Baylor (5-1) 3; UCLA (5-2) 3; Ole Miss (5-1) 2;
Old Dominion (5-1) 2; TCU (7-0) 2; Notre Dame (6-1) 1; St. Mary's (5-0) 1