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College Basketball Rankings February 12: Purdue Takes Expected Fall

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After losing twice last week Purdue takes an expected fall from the top 3.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

If Miles Bridges had missed or if Keita Bates-Diop doesn’t get a putback Purdue might be No.1 in this week’s AP Poll. A Purdue win over MSU would have meant the top 4 teams all lost last week. Unfortunately, those things did not happen, so Purdue took a drop in this week’s college basketball AP Poll, missing out on the chance to be No. 1 for the first time ever.

Instead the drop is not as bad as originally suspected. Purdue fell only three spots to No. 6.

  1. Virginia (30) 1,557
  2. Michigan State (21) 1,527
  3. Villanova (5) 1,465
  4. Xavier (5) 1,465
  5. Cincinnati 1,359
  6. Purdue 1,258
  7. Texas Tech (1,258)
  8. Ohio State (1,094)
  9. Gonzaga (1,063)
  10. Auburn 1,025
  11. Clemson 945
  12. Duke 942
  13. Kansas 816
  14. North Carolina 763
  15. St. Mary’s 683
  16. Rhode Island 666
  17. Arizona 594
  18. Tennessee 580
  19. Wichita State 495
  20. West Virginia 339
  21. Texas A&M 241
  22. Michigan 239
  23. Oklahoma 152
  24. Nevada 87
  25. Arizona State 83

In the coaches poll Purdue falls four spots to No. 7:

  1. Michigan State (17) 763
  2. Villanova (8) 742
  3. Virginia (5) 736
  4. Xavier (1) 719
  5. Cincinnati (1) 675
  6. Texas Tech 604
  7. Purdue 601
  8. Gonzaga 542
  9. Ohio State 517
  10. Duke 486
  11. Auburn 447
  12. Clemson 424
  13. Kansas 393
  14. Rhode Island 342
  15. St. Mary’s 341
  16. North Carolina 314
  17. Tennessee 290
  18. Wichita State 250
  19. Arizona 237
  20. West Virginia 184
  21. Michigan 174
  22. Arizona State 88
  23. Oklahoma 87
  24. Nevada 76
  25. Creighton 62