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College Basketball Rankings November 22: Top 5 Purdue

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Can Purdue get to No. 1 for the first time ever?

2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament - Villanova v Purdue Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

What a weekend for Purdue. The Boilers got a very nice win over North Carolina on Saturday, then unleashed holy hell in the final 7 minutes to come back against one of the best teams in America over the last five years. Purdue has never been ranked No. 1 in the history of the program, but with some help this coming week, it could happen next week. If Gonzaga beats UCLA this week, but loses to Duke, Purdue might move to No. 1 for the first time ever after reaching No. 3 this week.

Purdue even received a first place vote for the first time since the February 5, 2018 poll (where it was third behind Virginia and Villanova). Purdue has not been as high as No. 2 since 1988, but because Gonzaga plays UCLA this week it will very likely be at least No. 2 next week assuming we beat Omaha.

And let’s face it, if we lose to Omaha, drop us out entirely.

  1. Gonzaga (55) 1,515
  2. UCLA (5) 1,443
  3. Purdue (1) 1,391
  4. Kansas 1,354
  5. Duke 1,225
  6. Baylor 1,154
  7. Villanova 1,090
  8. Texas 1,083
  9. Memphis 1,0002
  10. Kentucky 880
  11. Alabama 880
  12. Houston 861
  13. Arkansas 754
  14. Illinois 624
  15. Tennessee 558
  16. St. Bonaventure 517
  17. Arizona 474
  18. BYU 449
  19. Auburn 374
  20. Michigan 367
  21. Seton Hall 363
  22. Connecticut 342
  23. Florida 294
  24. USC 138
  25. Xavier 102

Others receiving votes: Oregon 96, Virginia Tech 91, Ohio State 89, North Carolina 75, Indiana 45, Michigan State 44, Marquette 41, Colorado State 30, Maryland 28, Texas Tech 26, LSU 6, Iowa 6, Mississippi State 4, Florida State 4, Drake 2, George Mason 1, San Francisco 1, Ohio 1, Loyola Chicago 1

Here is the coaches poll:

  1. Gonzaga (30) 797
  2. UCLA (2) 751
  3. Kansas 725
  4. Purdue 691
  5. Baylor 635
  6. Duke 624
  7. Villanova 546
  8. Texas 479
  9. Alabama 472
  10. Memphis 441
  11. Houston 431
  12. Arkansas 357
  13. Michigan 356
  14. Kentucky 356
  15. Illinois 321
  16. St. Bonaventure 261
  17. Tennessee 226
  18. BYU 205
  19. Arizona 204
  20. Seton Hall 187
  21. Connecticut 183
  22. Auburn 174
  23. Oregon 168
  24. Florida 162
  25. USC 92

Others Receiving Votes: Ohio St. 83; Virginia Tech 68; Texas Tech 68; Michigan St 50; North Carolina 45; Xavier 38; Indiana 37; Maryland 33; Florida State 33; Iowa 27; Marquette 13; Loyola-Chicago 12; Louisiana State 12; Colorado St. 11; Utah St. 10; West Virginia 7; Notre Dame 3; Drake 3; San Francisco 2; Central Florida 1.