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College Basketball Rankings: Colorado State Knocks San Diego State To No. 17 In Latest Coaches Poll

The Colorado State Rams defeated the San Diego State Aztecs over the weekend, resulting in an SDSU drop in the Coaches poll from No. 12 to No. 17.

The USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll is out and there are no Colorado schools ranked, as expected, but the Colorado St. Rams did deliver a blow to the last week's No. 12 team, the San Diego St. Aztecs. On Saturday, the Rams pulled off the 77-60 upset victory. The Rams improved to 14-6 while the Aztecs moved to 18-3 and fell five spots to No. 17.

The UNLV Rebels moved up from No. 15 to No. 13, but they had to go to overtime against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday to avoid the upset. The Rebels will host Colorado State on Wednesday. Can the Rams pull off a second upset this season?

The Kentucky Wildcats remain the No. 1 team in the nation while the Syracuse Orange move up to No. 2, one week after falling from the top spot to No. 4.

As expected, there are no Pac-12 teams in the top 25.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Kentucky (31)
21-1
775
1
2.
Syracuse
22-1
730
4
3.
Ohio State
19-3
726
3
4.
Missouri
19-2
635
2
5.
Duke
18-3
631
6
6. (tie)
Baylor
19-2
622
7
6. (tie)
North Carolina
18-3
622
8
8.
Kansas
17-4
548
5
9.
Murray State
21-0
511
9
10.
Michigan State
17-4
456
11
11.
Florida
17-4
445
13
12.
Creighton
20-2
426
14
13.
UNLV
20-3
399
15
14.
Georgetown
16-4
355
10
15.
Marquette
18-4
323
18
16.
Saint Mary's
21-2
284
20
17.
San Diego State
18-3
264
12
18.
Virginia
17-3
253
21
19.
Mississippi State
17-5
193
16
20. (tie)
Indiana
17-5
142
17
20. (tie)
Wisconsin
17-5
142
25 (tie)
22.
Michigan
16-6
120
22
23.
Harvard
18-2
116
23
24.
Florida State
14-6
85
NR
25.
Louisville
17-5
68
25 (tie)

Dropped out
No. 19 Connecticut, No. 24 Kansas State.

Others receiving votes
Gonzaga (17-3) 65; Vanderbilt (16-5) 36; Connecticut (14-6) 21; Nevada (18-3) 18; Kansas State (15-5) 15; Iowa State (15-6) 9; Middle Tennessee (20-3) 9; Wichita State (18-4) 7; New Mexico (17-4) 6; West Virginia (15-7) 6; Southern Mississippi (19-3) 4; Long Beach State (16-6) 3; California (17-5) 2; Temple (15-5) 2; Notre Dame (14-8) 1.

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