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College Basketball Rankings March 12: Purdue at 11 in Final Poll

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Despite not playing last week Purdue drops one more spot.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Purdue vs Penn State Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue will enter the 2018 NCAA Tournament as the No. 11 team in the country. After spending most of the last two months in the top 10 the final poll has the Boilers slide behind North Carolina. Here are the final totals:

  1. Virginia (65) 1,625
  2. Villanova 1,554
  3. Xavier 1,383
  4. Kansas 1,379
  5. Michigan State 1,304
  6. Cincinnati 1,230
  7. Michigan 1,213
  8. Gonzaga 1,199
  9. Duke 1,179
  10. North Carolina 1,100
  11. Purdue 1,047
  12. Arizona 918
  13. Tennessee 771
  14. Texas Tech 718
  15. West Virginia 663
  16. Wichita State 604
  17. Ohio State 600
  18. Kentucky 528
  19. Auburn 501
  20. Clemson 429
  21. Houston 430
  22. Miami (FL) 134
  23. Florida 102
  24. Nevada 93
  25. St. Mary’s 71

St. Mary’s becomes the first top 25 team to play in the NIT in decades. they likely have the most obvious complaint about being snubbed.

Purdue has No. 2 Villanova, No. 14 Texas Tech, No. 15 West Virginia, No. 16 Wichita State, and No. 23 Florida as the ranked teams in its region.