Week 13 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada's Blowout Win Does Nothing

Week 13 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada's Blowout Win Does Nothing

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Week 13 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada's Blowout Win Does Nothing

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Week 13 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada’s Blowout Win Does Nothing


A big win over the Rams does basically nothing for the Wolf Pack


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Nevada is 7th, 8th in both polls.

The Nevada Wolf Pack have been hovering at the tail end of the top 10 after losing to the New Mexico Lobos, and in the latest major polls the Wolf Pack dropped one spot in the AP poll to eighth and remained stagnant at No. 7.

This is not a shock that Nevada is not getting credit, even after blowing out Colorado State last week by a convincing score of 100-60. The Mountain West is not a great league with just three total teams in the top 100 of KenPom. At the other end, there are two sub-300 teams and another sub-200 team.

The only way that Nevada will move up is basically up to teams around them losing. Getting two more solid wins over Fresno State and Utah State which are top-70 teams.

In the big scheme of things, Nevada will probably peak as a three seed in the NCAA Tournament and that is all that really matters and not some ranking by coaches and media members.

AP POLL

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Tennessee (48) 18-1 1,575 1
2 Duke (12) 17-2 1,527 2
3 Virginia (4) 18-1 1,473 3
4 Gonzaga 19-2 1,382 4
5 Michigan 19-1 1,381 5
6 Michigan State 18-3 1,235 6
7 Kentucky 16-3 1,226 8
8 Nevada 19-1 1,158 7
9 North Carolina 15-4 1,065 11
10 Marquette 18-3 973 12
11 Kansas 16-4 972 9
12 Virginia Tech 16-3 858 10
13 Houston 20-1 795 17
14 Villanova 16-4 734 18
15 Louisville 15-5 658 23
16 Texas Tech 16-4 561 14
17 Purdue 14-6 532 NR
18 Buffalo 18-2 468 14
19 LSU 16-3 435 25
20 Iowa State 15-5 327 24
21 Maryland 16-5 280 13
22 Mississippi State 15-4 236 22
23 North Carolina State 16-4 203 21
24 Wisconsin 14-6 179 NR
25 Florida State 15-5 141 NR

Others receiving votes: Auburn 85, Cincinnati 76, Washington 75, Kansas St 73, Oklahoma 41, Iowa 28, Wofford 10, Hofstra 9, TCU 7, Mississippi 7, Nebraska 6, Davidson 5, Syracuse 3, Minnesota 1.

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

1. Tennessee (31 first-place votes)
2. Duke (1)
3. Virginia
4. Gonzaga
5. Michigan
6. Kentucky
7. Nevada
8. Michigan State
9. Marquette
10. North Carolina
11. Virginia Tech
12. Kansas
13. Houston
14. Villanova
15. Texas Tech
16. Louisville
17. Buffalo
18. Purdue
19. LSU
20. Iowa State
21. Mississippi State
22. NC State
23. Wisconsin
24. Maryland
25. Iowa

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