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College Basketball Rankings November 20: Purdue Moves Up Again

Make it 41 consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25

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On the eve of the Battle 4 Atlantis Purdue stays in the AP Poll for a 41st consecutive week. Purdue moved up one spot to 18th this week after beating Marquette and Fairfield, passing Louisville, whom it will play next Tuesday in West Lafayette.

  1. Duke
  2. Arizona
  3. Kansas
  4. Michigan State
  5. Villanova
  6. Wichita State
  7. Florida
  8. Kentucky
  9. North Carolina
  10. USC
  11. Miami (FL)
  12. Cinicinnati
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Minnesota
  15. Xavier
  16. Texas A&M
  17. Gonzaga
  18. Purdue
  19. Louisville
  20. Seton Hall
  21. St. Mary’s
  22. Baylor
  23. West Virginia
  24. UCLA
  25. Alabama

Northwestern is the only team to drop out of the poll this week, as they lost a pair of games to Creighton and Texas Tech.

It is a big week for Purdue’s chances to move up, as it could played No. 5 Villanova and No. 2 Arizona on Thursday and Friday. A win over either of them would be huge, and wins over both probably has Purdue in the top 10 next week if not top 5. We would then follow that with a game against No. 19 Louisville.

Here is the Coaches’s Poll

  1. Duke
  2. Kansas
  3. Villanova
  4. Arizona
  5. Michigan State
  6. Wichita State
  7. Florida
  8. Kentucky
  9. North Carolina
  10. USC
  11. Miami (FL
  12. Notre Dame
  13. Cincinnati
  14. Xavier
  15. Minnesota
  16. Purdue
  17. Gonzaga
  18. Louisville
  19. Texas A&M
  20. West Virginia
  21. St. Mary’s
  22. Seton Hall
  23. UCLA
  24. Baylor
  25. Virginia

Since this is the first coaches poll in two weeks Purdue sees a five spot jump from No. 21 in the preseason poll. Texas A&M and Virginia are the newcomers here.