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College Basketball Rankings: Purdue Moves Up Slightly

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The road win in Columbus slightly offset the home loss to Michigan.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

It is not often hat a team moves up in the polls by getting a split the previous week, especially when the loss comes at home. Purdue’s recent run of solid play and chance to crack the top 25 may have ended with the Michigan loss, but the AP rewarded our Boilers for their four straight wins, three on the road, with a few more votes his week.

  1. Gonzaga (61) 1,597
  2. Baylor (3) 1,539
  3. Villanova 1,459
  4. Michigan 1,376
  5. Texas 1,341
  6. Houston 1,281
  7. Iowa 1,214
  8. Virginia 1,067
  9. Alabama 1,039
  10. Texas Tech 954
  11. West Virginia 869
  12. Missouri 833
  13. Ohio State 810
  14. Wisconsin 757
  15. Kansas 665
  16. Florida State 656
  17. Creighton 640
  18. Tennessee 638
  19. Illinois 415
  20. Virginia Tech 242
  21. Minnesota 223
  22. St. Louis 218
  23. UCLA 157
  24. Oklahoma 151
  25. Louisville 117

Others receiving votes:

Boise State 108, Drake 75, Colorado 59, USC 50, Oklahoma State 49, Oregon 49, Florida 37, Connecticut 20, Winthrop 16, Xavier 14, Loyola Chicago 12, BYU 11, Purdue 11, Belmont 9, Clemson 8, St. Bonaventure 6, Toledo 4, Arizona 4

The 11 votes is an improvement over the 1 in the previous week. Purdue is also currently at #30 in the NET ratings and #30 on KenPom.