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College Basketball Polls December 10: Purdue Receives Votes

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The gauntlet and a 6-4 start still has Purdue on the radar of being ranked.

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This week’s AP Poll is out and while Purdue is not ranked, we are still receiving a substantial number of votes. That means a return to the polls is not out of the question later on.

  1. Kansas (57) 1,583
  2. Duke (4) 1,454
  3. Tennessee (1) 1,421
  4. Gonzaga (1) 1,412
  5. Michigan (1) 1,398
  6. Virginia (1) 1,384
  7. Nevada 1,283
  8. Auburn 1,151
  9. Michigan State 1,066
  10. Florida State 991
  11. Texas Tech 914
  12. North Carolina 890
  13. Virginia Tech 833
  14. Buffalo 664
  15. Ohio State 621
  16. Wisconsin 599
  17. Villanova 532
  18. Mississippi State 441
  19. Kentucky 385
  20. Arizona State 351
  21. Marquette 281
  22. Iowa 208
  23. Furman 189
  24. Houston 173
  25. Syracuse 118

Purdue is still officially 31st with 40 votes. We’re still at 15 in the KenPom too, so the computers think a lot of our 3 losses to top 13 teams. There are plenty of chances for good wins down the road too, as we still have games left against No. 9, No. 15, No. 16, and No. 22. Nebraska is 3 votes out of the poll at No. 26 and Maryland is at 27. Even Davidson received a single vote, and we are the lone team to beat them.

Here is the coaches poll:

  1. Kansas (26) 791
  2. Duke (1) 711
  3. Virginia (1) 710
  4. Tennessee 696
  5. Michigan (3) 694
  6. Gonzaga (1) 693
  7. Nevada 605
  8. Auburn 549
  9. Michigan State 538
  10. Florida State 472
  11. Texas Tech 463
  12. North Carolina 446
  13. Virginia Tech 427
  14. Ohio State 350
  15. Buffalo 306
  16. Villanova 238
  17. Mississippi State 234
  18. Kentucky 226
  19. Wisconsin 206
  20. Arizona State 149
  21. Iowa 112
  22. Houston 102
  23. Maryland 87
  24. Kansas State 82
  25. Nebraska 79

Purdue is 30th here with 45 votes and has a win over No. 23. In terms of the Big Ten, the poll is loaded with teams and Indiana (42) is also lurking.