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College Basketball Rankings March 15: Purdue Holds at 20 in Final Poll

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Not a bad finish.

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Purdue started the 2020-21 college basketball season without a single vote in the AP Poll. It finishes the year by being ranked in five total and the last three consecutive. Not a bad year, really. In the final poll before the tournament the tie with Texas Tech is broken and Purdue holds steady at #20.

  1. Gonzaga (60) 1,500
  2. Illinois 1,415
  3. Baylor 1,397
  4. Michigan 1,280
  5. Alabama 1,242
  6. Houston 1,145
  7. Ohio State 1,138
  8. Iowa 1,132
  9. Texas 993
  10. Arkansas 895
  11. Oklahoma State 891
  12. Kansas 803
  13. West Virginia 745
  14. Florida State 651
  15. Virginia 584
  16. San Diego State 521
  17. Loyola Chicago 513
  18. Villanova 490
  19. Creighton 411
  20. Purdue 382
  21. Texas Tech 271
  22. Colorado 243
  23. BYU 125
  24. USC 125
  25. Virginia Tech

Others Receiving Votes:

Georgia Tech 103, Tennessee 72, St. Bonaventure 71, Connecticut 62, LSU 54, Oregon 40, Oklahoma 40, Wisconsin 26, Winthrop 10, Clemson 5, UC Santa Barbara 2, Missouri 2, Cleveland State 2, Georgetown 1

Here is the coaches poll:

  1. Gonzaga (32) 800
  2. Illinois 745
  3. Baylor 737
  4. Michigan 676
  5. Alabama 668
  6. Houston 587
  7. Ohio State 586
  8. Iowa 549
  9. Texas 488
  10. Arkansas 472
  11. Kansas 433
  12. Oklahoma State 402
  13. West Virginia 395
  14. Florida State 391
  15. Virginia 347
  16. Loyola Chicago 312
  17. Villanova 289
  18. San Diego State 273
  19. Creighton 245
  20. Purdue 206
  21. Texas Tech 132
  22. Colorado 127
  23. USC 104
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Oregon 73

Others Receiving Votes:

Brigham Young 55; St. Bonaventure 42; Oklahoma 42; Connecticut 33; Georgia Tech 18; Wichita St. 14; Louisiana State 13; Drake 10; Tennessee 9; Winthrop 8; Missouri 8; North Texas 3; Clemson 3; Georgetown 2; UCLA 1; UC Santa Barbara 1.