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College Basketball Rankings March 6: Purdue Moving Up Headed to Postseason

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Two wins and a Big Ten Championship have Purdue headed north in the rankings.

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Caleb Swanigan is an All-American, Purdue has a new Big Ten trophy and a nice road win to cap the season. That means it is headed back up in the polls this week as the regular season draws to a close. Purdue moves up to 13th in the AP Poll this week, its highest position of the season:

1
Kansas (59)
Record: 28-3
PV Rank
1
Points
1,619
2
Record: 28-3
2
1,517
3
UCLA (3)
Record: 28-3
3
1,487
4
Gonzaga (1)
Record: 30-1
4
1,430
5
Record: 27-4
6
1,364
6
Record: 26-6
5
1,291
7
Record: 27-4
7
1,252
8
Record: 26-5
9
1,182
9
Record: 25-6
11
1,084
10
Record: 24-7
8
1,047
11
Record: 24-7
10
958
12
14
849
13
Record: 25-6
16
839
14
Record: 23-8
17
667
15
18
634
16
Record: 24-7
15
631
17
Record: 24-7
12
617
18
Record: 23-7
13
538
19
Record: 27-3
20
456
20
Record: 30-4
21
401
21
Record: 21-9
23
400
22
Record: 23-8
19
394
23
Record: 20-10
24
147
24
Record: 23-8
22
139
25
Record: 24-7
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47

In the coaches poll Purdue goes even higher, making a 4-spot jump to 12th:

full rankings

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 18

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st Place Votes Prev CHANGE Hi/Low
1 Kansas 28-3 795 27 1 0 1/8
2 Villanova 28-3 743 2 2 0 1/4
3 UCLA 28-3 737 2 2 -1 2/20
4 Gonzaga 30-1 674 1 4 0 1/14
5 Oregon 27-4 655 0 6 1 4/24
6 North Carolina 26-6 649 0 5 -1 3/16
7 Arizona 27-4 600 0 8 1 4/20
8 Kentucky 26-5 581 0 9 1 1/12
9 Louisville 24-7 544 0 7 -2 4/15
10 Baylor 25-6 516 0 11 1 1/NR
11 West Virginia 24-7 462 0 10 -1 7/19
12 Purdue 25-6 391 0 16 4 12/24
13 Florida 24-7 347 0 12 -1 12/NR
14 Duke 23-8 345 0 14 0 1/21
15 Southern Methodist 27-4 303 0 19 4 15/NR
16 Notre Dame 23-8 301 0 13 -3 12/NR
17 Florida St. 24-7 278 0 17 0 8/NR
18 Cincinnati 27-4 262 0 20 2 11/NR
18 St. Mary's 27-3 262 0 18 0 11/23
20 Butler 23-7 249 0 15 -5 11/NR
21 Virginia 21-9 189 0 23 2 6/23
22 Wichita St. 30-4 184 0 22 0 22/NR
23 Wisconsin 23-8 82 0 21 -2 5/23
24 Iowa St. 20-10 63 0 24 0 21/NR
25 Middle Tennessee St. 27-4 30 0 29 4 25/NR