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College Basketball Rankings December 4: Purdue Returns to Poll

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It was only a one week hiatus from the AP Poll for Purdue.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue had been ranked for 42 consecutive AP Polls before last week, whcih was the No. 6 active streak. Unfortunately, after losing a pair of games in the Bahamas the Boilers fell out of the top 25 to No. 9.

It was only a one-week blip.

After beating a ranked Louisville team and knocking off two teams in Maryland and Northwestern who received votes, all in a span of six days, Purdue is back in this week’s top 25.

Here is the full poll with first place votes and total points.

  1. Duke (65) 1,625
  2. Kansas 1,525
  3. Michigan State 1,500
  4. Villanova 1,434
  5. Florida 1,301
  6. Wichita State 1,197
  7. Texas A&M 1,192
  8. Kentucky 1,174
  9. Notre Dame 1,1156
  10. Miami (FL) 1,122
  11. North Carolina 999
  12. Gonzaga 856
  13. Xavier 768
  14. Minnesota 758
  15. Virginia 728
  16. Arizona State 609
  17. Cincinnati 583
  18. West Virginia 557
  19. Seton Hall 405
  20. TCU 311
  21. Purdue 266
  22. Nevada 199
  23. Baylor 182
  24. Tennessee 96
  25. USC 90

Purdue also returned to the coaches poll. It was the first team out last week at No. 26, but jumps back in at No. 21 this week:

  1. Duke (30) 798
  2. Kansas (1) 756
  3. Michigan State (1) 730
  4. Villanova 710
  5. Florida 629
  6. Wichita State 565
  7. Kentucky 560
  8. Notre Dame 552
  9. Texas A&M 537
  10. North Carolina 516
  11. Miami (FL) 483
  12. Virginia 438
  13. Gonzaga 435
  14. Xavier 381
  15. Minnesota 335
  16. West Virginia 285
  17. Arizona State 251
  18. Cincinnati 251
  19. Seton Hall 213
  20. TCU 153
  21. Purdue 143
  22. Baylor 123
  23. UCLA 80
  24. Nevada 65
  25. USC 62