MSU men's hoops climbs into Top 20 in both polls

The Bulldogs check in at No. 17 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 and at No. 18 in the AP Top 25.

Posted: Dec 10, 2018 5:47 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2018 10:15 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Athletics/WTVA) - The Mississippi State men’s basketball team has won a SEC-best five consecutive games and climbed back into the top 20 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches Top 25 polls released Monday.

The Bulldogs check in at No. 17 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 and at No. 18 in the AP Top 25. MSU is ranked inside the AP’s Top 25 for the sixth straight edition and the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 for the fifth consecutive time to start a season for the first time dating back to 2004-05.

The Bulldogs are joined by Kentucky and Syracuse as the only three schools to be ranked inside the AP Top 25 in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Those three schools along with Arizona State, Gonzaga, Iowa, Marquette, Michigan State and Tennessee are listed in both the AP Top 25 basketball polls on the men’s and women’s side.

The Bulldogs continue to be one of four SEC teams ranked in this week’s polls which include Tennessee (3 AP, 4 USA), Auburn (8 AP, 8 USA) and Kentucky (19 AP, 18 USA). Florida is receiving votes in both editions of the polls.

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Mississippi State welcomes Cincinnati, the defending American Athletic Conference (AAC) champions who receiving votes in both polls, to Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 pm. CT. The game will be televised by SEC Network and available online courtesy of the WatchESPN app.

Visit www.HailState.com for the latest news and information on the men's basketball program. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets by searching ‘HailStateMBK’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

AP Top 25 Poll – Week 6 – December 10, 2018

Ranking, Team (First Place Votes), Record, Points

1, Kansas (57), 8-0, 1,583

2, Duke (4), 9-1, 1,454

3, Tennessee (1), 7-1, 1,421

4, Gonzaga (1), 9-1, 1,412

5, Michigan (1), 10-0, 1,398

6, Virginia (1), 9-0, 1,384

7, Nevada, 10-0, 1,283

8, Auburn, 8-1, 1,151

9, Michigan State, 8-2, 1,066

10, Florida State, 8-1, 991

11, Texas Tech, 8-0, 914

12, North Carolina, 7-2, 890

13, Virginia Tech, 8-1, 833

14, Buffalo, 9-0, 664

15, Ohio State, 8-1, 621

16, Wisconsin, 8-2, 599

17, Villanova, 8-2, 532

18, Mississippi State, 8-1, 441

19, Kentucky, 7-2, 385

20, Arizona State, 7-1, 351

21, Marquette, 8-2, 281

22, Iowa, 7-2, 208

23, Furman, 10-0, 189

24, Houston, 8-0, 173

25, Indiana, 8-2, 118

25, Kansas State, 6-2, 118

25, Syracuse, 7-2, 118

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 115, Maryland 105, Oklahoma 82, Cincinnati 73, St. John’s 57, Purdue 40, North Carolina State 26, Iowa State 19, TCU 13, San Francisco 5, UCLA 3, Butler 2, Minnesota 2, Davidson 1, Florida 1, New Jersey Institute of Technology 1, Seton Hall 1, Texas 1

Dropped from rankings: No. 23 Maryland, No. 24 Nebraska

USA Today/Coaches Top 25 Poll – Week 6 – December 10, 2018

Ranking, Team (First Place Votes), Record, Points

1, Kansas (26), 8-0, 791

2, Duke (1), 9-1, 711

3, Virginia (1), 9-0, 710

4, Tennessee, 7-1, 696

5, Michigan (3), 10-0, 694

6, Gonzaga (1), 9-1, 693

7, Nevada, 10-0, 605

8, Auburn, 8-1, 549

9, Michigan State, 8-2, 538

10, Florida State, 8-1, 472

11, Texas Tech, 8-0, 463

12, North Carolina, 7-2, 446

13, Virginia Tech, 8-1, 427

14, Ohio State, 8-1, 350

15, Buffalo, 9-0, 306

16, Villanova, 8-2, 238

17, Mississippi State, 8-1, 234

18, Kentucky, 7-2, 226

19, Wisconsin, 8-2, 206

20, Arizona State, 7-1, 149

21, Iowa, 7-2, 112

22, Houston, 8-0, 102

23, Maryland, 8-2, 87

24, Kansas State, 6-2, 82

25, Nebraska, 8-2, 79

Others receiving votes: Marquette 66, Cincinnati 51, St. John’s 48, Furman 47, Purdue 45, Indiana 42, Syracuse 36, Oklahoma 27, TCU 14, UCLA 13, Iowa State 11, North Carolina State 7, North Texas 7, UCF 7, Creighton 6, Florida 4, Arizona 2, Texas 1

Dropped from rankings: No. 24 Purdue

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

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