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College Basketball Rankings February 18: Purdue sits at 15

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Purdue’s road loss at Maryland doesn’t cause much of a change.

NCAA Basketball: Penn State at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue’s winning streak ended at Maryland last Tuesday, but the Boilers recovered to comfortably beat Penn State at home on Saturday night. Purdue dropped three spots this week in the AP Poll, but is still in the top 15.

  1. Duke (58) 1,594
  2. Gonzaga (6) 1,502
  3. Virginia 1,476
  4. Kentucky 1,383
  5. Tennessee 1,376
  6. Nevada 1,240
  7. Michigan 1,150
  8. North Carolina 1,129
  9. Houston 1,085
  10. Michigan State 1,046
  11. Marquette 987
  12. Kansas 801
  13. LSU 773
  14. Texas Tech 733
  15. Purdue 699
  16. Florida State 525
  17. Villanova 519
  18. Louisville 507
  19. Iowa State 426
  20. Virginia Tech 408
  21. Iowa 389
  22. Wisconsin 250
  23. Kansas State 249
  24. Maryland 211
  25. Buffalo 164

That is not much of a drop all things considered. In fact, it might be a little too much. Most bracket still have us in the range of being a three or four seed. I think we can be a solid three and maybe play up to a two if we win out and have a good Big Ten Tournament.

Most brackets are still projecting us as a 3 or 4 seed. I would prefer to be a 2 or 3 to avoid a 1 seed as long as possible.