Week 15 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada Drops In AP Poll

Week 15 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada Drops In AP Poll

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Week 15 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada Drops In AP Poll

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Week 15 College Basketball Rankings: Nevada Drops In AP Poll


The coaches poll to keep Wolf Pack at No. 6


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Associated Press has Nevada at seven

Being a mid-major team is tough for any school not named Gonzaga. The Nevada Wolf Pack have had a really good stretch of games where they have won by at least 15 points over their prior six games.

Despite the blowout wins, albeit over not the best competition, the AP voters dropped Nevada one spot to seventh and flipped them with went 2-0 this past week including a win over then-No. 19 Wisconsin.

The coaches poll kept the Wolf Pack at No. 6 but these rankings do not really matter all that much, or at all when it comes to NCAA Tournament seeding. That showed itself when Nevada was given a four-seed despite being a top-10 team in both major polls.

What will really change Nevada’s postseason seeding is earning as many quality wins as possible, but for them that is not going to easily happen as the schedule the rest of the way has only Utah State. Perhaps teams like Arizona State, BYU, Grand Canyon can get a few more wins to help the Wolf Pack’s cause.

AP Top 25

1. Tennessee

2. Duke

3. Gonzaga

4. Virginia

5. Kentucky

6. Michigan

7. Nevada

8. North Carolina

9. Houston

10. Marquette

11. Michigan State

12. Purdue

13. Villanova

14. Kansas

15. Texas Tech

16. Louisville

17. Florida State

18. Kansas State

19. LSU

20. Wisconsin

21. Iowa

22. Virginia Tech

23. Iowa State

24. Maryland

25. Buffalo

USA TODAY TOP 25

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Tennessee (30) 22-1 798 1
2 Duke (2) 21-2 768 2
3 Gonzaga 23-2 734 4
4 Virginia 20-2 689 3
5 Kentucky 20-3 667 5
6 Nevada 23-1 609 6
7 Michigan 22-2 607 7
8 North Carolina 19-4 583 8
9 Houston 23-1 517 12
10 Marquette 20-4 488 9
11 Purdue 17-6 430 15
12 Michigan State 19-5 420 11
13 Villanova 19-5 411 13
14 Kansas 18-6 320 14
15 Texas Tech 19-5 305 18
16 Virginia Tech 18-5 266 10
17 Iowa 19-5 250 20
18 Kansas State 18-5 233 NR
19 Florida State 18-5 211 24
20 Louisville 17-7 207 17
21 Louisiana State 19-4 200 22
22 Iowa State 18-6 194 16
23 Wisconsin 17-7 174 19
24 Buffalo 20-3 86 25
25 Maryland 18-6 65 N

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