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College Basketball Rankings February 20: Purdue Finally Goes Above 15

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Purdue now has its second-longest streak of consecutive weeks ranked.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue has now been ranked for 35 consecutive weeks. that is the second-longest such streak in school history behind the 64 consecutive weeks the Baby boilers were ranked from 2008-2011. After being at 15 (but no higher) for 6 polls this year and at 16, 17, or 18 for another five Purdue finally broke through the 15 barrier in the AP Poll this week... all the way to No. 14:

1
Gonzaga (59)
Record: 28-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,618
2
Record: 26-2
2
1,556
3
Kansas (1)
Record: 24-3
3
1,503
4
Record: 25-3
5
1,356
5
Record: 24-3
6
1,316
6
Record: 24-4
7
1,297
7
Record: 22-5
8
1,267
8
Record: 23-5
10
1,138
9
Record: 22-5
4
1,108
10
Record: 22-5
12
1,014
11
Record: 22-5
13
943
12
Record: 21-6
9
908
13
Record: 22-5
15
822
14
Record: 22-5
16
807
15
18
733
16
Record: 22-5
11
713
17
19
554
18
Record: 18-8
14
427
19
Record: 21-6
17
419
20
Record: 24-3
22
375
21
Record: 21-7
25
322
22
Record: 21-6
24
295
23
Record: 22-5
20
178
24
Record: 22-5
23
159
25
Record: 25-4
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153

Purdue is at 14 in the coaches poll too:

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 16

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st Place Votes Prev CHANGE Hi/Low
1 Gonzaga 28-0 797 29 1 0 1/14
2 Villanova 26-2 768 3 2 0 1/4
3 Kansas 24-3 738 0 3 0 1/8
4 Arizona 25-3 665 0 6 2 4/20
5 UCLA 24-3 654 0 5 0 2/20
6 Louisville 22-5 620 0 7 1 4/15
7 Oregon 24-4 618 0 8 1 4/24
8 North Carolina 23-5 566 0 9 1 3/16
9 Baylor 22-5 534 0 4 -5 1/NR
10 Kentucky 22-5 493 0 11 1 1/12
11 Duke 22-5 446 0 14 3 1/21
12 Florida 22-5 421 0 13 1 12/NR
13 West Virginia 21-6 413 0 12 -1 7/19
14 Purdue 22-5 392 0 16 2 14/24
15 Wisconsin 22-5 354 0 10 -5 5/17
16 Cincinnati 24-3 331 0 17 1 11/NR
17 Notre Dame 21-7 250 0 20 3 12/NR
18 St. Mary's 24-3 211 0 21 3 11/23
19 Virginia 18-8 196 0 15 -4 6/19
20 Florida St. 21-6 195 0 18 -2 8/NR
21 Southern Methodist 24-4 186 0 23 2 21/NR
22 Butler 21-6 153 0 25 3 11/NR
23 Creighton 22-5 111 0 22 -1 7/23
24 Maryland 22-5 95 0 24 0 17/NR
25 Wichita St. 25-4 52 0 29 4 25/NR