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College Basketball Rankings February 8: Purdue Stays at #24

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A narrow road loss wasn’t enough to knock Purdue out!

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

Purdue was seconds away from a 2-0 week and a rise in this week’s AP Poll. The two late free throws by Eric Ayala of Maryland ended Purdue’s run of road, success, however, but it was not enough to knock Purdue out of the top 25:

  1. Gonzaga (55) 1,567
  2. Baylor (8) 1,520
  3. Michigan 1,438
  4. Ohio State 1,365
  5. Villanova 1,281
  6. Illinois 1,239
  7. Texas Tech 1,102
  8. Houston 1,060
  9. Virginia 969
  10. Missouri 966
  11. Alabama 911
  12. Oklahoma 863
  13. Texas 841
  14. West Virginia 824
  15. Iowa 757
  16. Tennessee 690
  17. Florida State 514
  18. Virginia Tech 486
  19. Creighton 465
  20. USC 411
  21. Wisconsin 358
  22. Loyola-Chicago 200
  23. Oklahoma State 181
  24. Purdue 85
  25. Rutgers 65

Others receiving votes:

Colorado 41, San Diego State 38, Xavier 37, UCLA 35, Florida 29, Louisville 28, Belmont 25, Kansas 18, Drake 16, Minnesota 12, North Carolina 8, St. John’s 7, Toledo 6, Clemson 6, Arkansas 3, Boise State 3, Saint Louis 2, UAB 1, Virginia Commonwealth 1, BYU 1

Purdue also cracked the Coaches poll this week at #25

  1. Gonzaga (28) 796
  2. Baylor (4) 772
  3. Michigan 722
  4. Villanova 669
  5. Ohio State 647
  6. Illinois 562
  7. Houston 556
  8. Texas Tech 533
  9. Virginia 491
  10. Missouri 465
  11. Alabama 453
  12. Oklahoma 402
  13. Texas 396
  14. West Virginia 389
  15. Tennessee 378
  16. Iowa 314
  17. Virginia Tech 304
  18. Creighton 304
  19. Florida State 300
  20. USC 187
  21. Wisconsin 171
  22. Oklahoma State 100
  23. Loyola-Chicago 92
  24. UCLA 75
  25. Purdue 45

Other Receiving Votes:

Florida 43; Louisville 38; Rutgers 30; Kansas 30; Drake 23; San Diego St. 18; Colorado 15; Oregon 14; Belmont 13; Minnesota 12; Xavier 10; UAB 6; Utah St. 5; Clemson 5; Louisiana State 4; Winthrop 3; Seton Hall 3; Arkansas 3; Toledo 1; Saint Louis 1.