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College Basketball Rankings March 13: Purdue At 15 Yet Again

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For the 7th time in 19 polls this season Purdue is 15th.

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Sometimes the preseason polls are dead on. Purdue started the season ranked 15th according to the Associated Press and it will head into the NCAA Tournament ranked... 15th. it is a two spot drop from Purdue's high water mark at 13 entering the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan, who won four games in four days after a plane crash, jumped into the top 25 this week too. Overall, Purdue has been ranked between 13 and 18 a remarkably consistent 15 times in the 19 AP Polls this season.

There will be a final AP Poll after the season too:

1
Villanova (59)
Record: 31-3
PV Rank
2
Points
1,619
2
Gonzaga (6)
Record: 32-1
4
1,520
3
Record: 28-4
1
1,479
4
Record: 30-4
7
1,427
5
Record: 29-5
8
1,276
6
Record: 27-7
6
1,256
7
Record: 27-8
14
1,251
8
Record: 29-4
3
1,208
9
Record: 29-5
5
1,196
10
Record: 24-8
10
983
11
12
953
12
Record: 25-7
9
861
13
Record: 26-8
11
844
14
Record: 25-9
22
684
15
Record: 25-7
13
654
16
Record: 25-8
16
570
17
Record: 23-10
23
562
18
15
522
19
Record: 30-4
20
438
20
Record: 24-8
17
390
21
Record: 23-8
18
361
22
Record: 28-4
19
305
23
Record: 24-11
-
254
24
Record: 22-10
21
240
25
Record: 25-9
24
153

Purdue also drops from 12 to 15 in the coaches poll.

full rankings

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 19

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st Place Votes Prev CHANGE Hi/Low
1 Villanova 31-3 747 27 2 1 1/4
2 Gonzaga 32-1 691 1 4 2 1/14
3 Kansas 28-4 687 2 1 -2 1/8
4 Arizona 30-4 655 0 7 3 4/20
5 Kentucky 29-5 586 0 8 3 1/12
6 UCLA 29-4 575 0 3 -3 2/20
7 Duke 27-8 567 0 14 7 1/21
8 North Carolina 27-7 564 0 6 -2 3/16
9 Oregon 29-5 538 0 5 -4 4/24
10 Louisville 24-8 459 0 9 -1 4/15
11 Baylor 25-7 400 0 10 -1 1/NR
12 West Virginia 26-8 390 0 11 -1 7/19
13 Southern Methodist 30-4 362 0 15 2 13/NR
14 Notre Dame 25-9 356 0 16 2 12/NR
15 Purdue 25-7 297 0 12 -3 12/24
16 Cincinnati 29-5 282 0 18 2 11/NR
17 Florida 24-8 245 0 13 -4 12/NR
18 Florida St. 25-8 219 0 17 -1 8/NR
19 Wichita St. 30-4 198 0 22 3 19/NR
20 Iowa St. 23-10 185 0 24 4 20/NR
21 St. Mary's 28-4 166 0 18 -3 11/23
22 Wisconsin 25-9 159 0 23 1 5/23
23 Virginia 22-10 116 0 21 -2 6/23
24 Butler 23-8 104 0 20 -4 11/NR
25 Middle Tennessee St. 30-4 59 0 25 0 25/NR