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College Basketball Rankings November 19: Purdue Drops 1 Spot

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The price for a close loss in Charleston is one spot.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-Purdue vs Texas Tech Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue managed to stay in the top 25 this week, but just barely. Despite getting its first loss of the season Purdue hung on to the No. 24 spot in this week’s AP Poll, and that was with a flood of Big Ten teams moving in.

  1. Duke (53) 1,564
  2. Kansas (7) 1,510
  3. Gonzaga 1,437
  4. Virginia (2) 1,299
  5. Tennessee (1) 1,281
  6. Nevada 1,253
  7. North Carolina 1,246
  8. Auburn 1,123
  9. Michigan 1,021
  10. Kentucky 980
  11. Michigan State 927
  12. Kansas State 889
  13. Virginia Tech 849
  14. Florida State 794
  15. Mississippi State 619
  16. Clemson 462
  17. UCLA 430
  18. TCU 388
  19. LSU 358
  20. Iowa 354
  21. Oregon 325
  22. Buffalo 240
  23. Ohio State 222
  24. Purdue 199
  25. Wisconsin 150

It is significant that Villanova fell out of the rankings for the first time in 94 weeks, which was the second longest active stretch behind Kansas’ 183. Purdue would be at 69 straight (our longest stretch ever) had we not fallen out after the Bahamas for one week last year. That would be third behind Kansas and North Carolina (82). As it is, this is our 8th straight week in the AP top 25, the 8th longest active streak tied with Tennessee.

In the coaches poll Purdue actually moved up three spots to No. 19.

  1. Duke (32) 800
  2. Kansas 763
  3. Gonzaga 724
  4. Virginia 681
  5. Tennessee 647
  6. North Carolina 639
  7. Nevada 569
  8. Michigan 565
  9. Auburn 537
  10. Kentucky 496
  11. Michigan State 469
  12. Kansas State 458
  13. Florida State 400
  14. Virginia Tech 382
  15. Mississippi State 313
  16. Clemson 264
  17. UCLA 239
  18. TCU 199
  19. Purdue 165
  20. Oregon 143
  21. LSU 142
  22. Iowa 138
  23. Ohio State 113
  24. Nebraska 82
  25. Buffalo 80