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College Basketball Rankings December 13: Purdue Falls

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No longer No. 1.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at N.C. State Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

While Purdue appeared to steal a victory in a poor performance Thursday night at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights had other ideas. The Boilers couldn’t hold a 6-point lead with three minutes left and Ron Harper Jr’s 40 foot heave took us down in our first ever game as a No. 1 ranked team. Sunday’s recovery in Brooklyn saved a farther drop, but Baylor has taken our spot at the top.

The good news is Purdue is still in the top 5, meaning it holds on to a No. 1 seed for now.

  1. Baylor (61) 1,525
  2. Duke 1,429
  3. Purdue 1,319
  4. UCLA 1,312
  5. Gonzaga 1,291
  6. Alabama 1,202
  7. Kansas 1,181
  8. Arizona 1,172
  9. Villanova 924
  10. USC 810
  11. Iowa State 798
  12. Michigan State 707
  13. Auburn 693
  14. Houston 683
  15. Ohio State 656
  16. Seton Hall 635
  17. Texas 583
  18. Tennessee 390
  19. LSU 376
  20. Connecticut 360
  21. Kentucky 345
  22. Xavier 301
  23. Colorado State 251
  24. Arkansas 241
  25. Texas Tech 164

Others receiving votes:

Wisconsin 156, North Carolina 85, Providence 57, Oklahoma 46, San Francisco 36, Illinois 31, West Virginia 24, Loyola Chicago 20, Michigan 8, St. Bonaventure 6, BYU 4, Minnesota 3, Creighton 1

Purdue fell to 4th in the coaches poll:

  1. Baylor (30) 797
  2. Duke (1) 747
  3. UCLA 679
  4. Purdue 663
  5. Gonzaga 663
  6. Arizona 658
  7. Kansas 613
  8. Alabama (1) 612
  9. USC 443
  10. Villanova 415
  11. Iowa State 398
  12. Michigan State 376
  13. Houston 369
  14. Auburn 345
  15. Ohio State 338
  16. Seton Hall 337
  17. Texas 255
  18. Tennessee 250
  19. Arkansas 203
  20. LSU 184
  21. Kentucky 182
  22. Connecticut 181
  23. Colorado State 153
  24. Texas Tech 123
  25. Xavier 117

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 110, Providence 41, San Francisco 36, North Carolina 31, Florida 17, Oklahoma 13, St. Bonaventure 11, Loyola Chicago 10, BYU 9, Minnesota 7, Illinois 6, West Virginia 5, Saint Mary’s 2, Weber State 1