Faculty basketball rankings: Purdue tightens grip on No. 1 spot in newest Coaches Ballot prime 25



Purdue’s grip on the No. 1 spot within the Coaches Ballot rankings tightened ever so barely on Monday because the Boilermakers earned another first-place vote — 25 — within the newest prime 25 rankings. Purdue narrowly took the No. 1 spot three weeks in the past regardless of proudly owning the second-most first-place votes within the ballot, but it surely has slowly received coaches over of late with 24 first-place votes final week and 25 this week of 32 ballots forged. 

Whereas Purdue gained one other first-place vote on this week’s ballot, UConn additionally picked up a straggler. Final week, the Huskies had simply seven first-place votes, however after a win over Georgetown this week to enhance to 13-0 — all by double figures — they earned eight first-place votes this week. Kansas was the opposite staff to beforehand earn a first-place vote, however that was not the case this week. 

Kansas nonetheless held robust within the newest rankings, although, coming in as soon as once more at No. 4 for a second straight week and narrowly lacking the No. 3 spot nonetheless occupied by Houston. Arizona, too, maintained its standing because it did per week in the past, holding regular at No. 5. The rest of the highest 10 so as this week is Texas, Arkansas, UCLA, Alabama and Tennessee, all of which moved up one spot after Virginia dropped from No. 6 to No. 12 this week.

Coaches Ballot prime 25

(First place votes are in parentheses.)

1. Purdue (25)
2. UConn (7)
3. Houston
4. Kansas
5. Arizona
6. Texas
7. Arkansas
9. Alabama
10. Tennessee
11. Gonzaga
12. Virginia
13. Baylor
14. Duke
15. Wisconsin
16. Miami
17. Kentucky
18. Indiana
19. TCU
20. Mississippi State
21. Maryland
22. Illinois
23. Auburn
24. West Virginia
25. Xavier

Others receiving votes: Ohio St. 70; North Carolina 56; Virginia Tech 50; Memphis 27; New Mexico 26; Missouri 19; Iowa State 17; Kansas State 15; San Diego St. 13; Charleston 12; Arizona State 9; Southern California 7; Windfall 7; Marquette 6; Saint Mary’s 5; Florida Atlantic 5; Texas Tech 4; Rutgers 4; Michigan St. 4; Utah St. 2; Iowa 2.



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