MBB Week 3: Purdue, Arizona soar into top five after MTE victories

A busy Feast Week in men’s basketball sees a shakeup at the top of the polls. Phil Knight Legacy winners Purdue rise 17 spots to No. 5, while Maui Invitational winners Arizona rise 9 spots to No. 3. Rank Team Points Trend 1 19 Houston 733 – 2 5 Texas 685 +2 3 4 Arizona 654 +9 4 1 Virginia 634 +2 5 1 Purdue … Continue reading MBB Week 3: Purdue, Arizona soar into top five after MTE victories

MBB Week 2: Houston takes top spot, Texas, Virginia surge at Feast Week heats up

A busy week in college basketball sees a new No. 1, with Houston taking the top spot following Gonzaga’s loss at Texas. The Longhorns rise 7 spots to No. 4, the second-highest risers this week behind new No. 6 Virginia. Rank Team Points Trend 1 8 Houston 622 +1 2 12 North Carolina 617 +1 3 3 Kansas 577 +2 4 2 Texas 545 +7 … Continue reading MBB Week 2: Houston takes top spot, Texas, Virginia surge at Feast Week heats up

MBB Week 1: Gonzaga, Houston pass North Carolina for top two spots

No, it’s not a misprint. Despite receiving 20 No. 1 votes, North Carolina falls to No. 3 after a pair of close calls this week, passed by Gonzaga and Houston. Six teams received first-place votes. Rank Team Points Trend 1 6 Gonzaga 835 +1 2 6 Houston 820 +1 3 20 North Carolina 818 -2 4 1 Kentucky 791 – 5 2 Kansas 724 – … Continue reading MBB Week 1: Gonzaga, Houston pass North Carolina for top two spots

2022-23 MBB Preseason: North Carolina takes No. 1 spot

North Carolina is the No. 1 team in the first Student Media Poll of the 2022-23 men’s basketball season. Four teams received first-place votes, and 49 teams received at least one vote. Rank Team Points Trend 1 32 North Carolina 989 – 2 5 Gonzaga 931 – 3 Houston 892 – 4 Kentucky 883 – 5 2 Kansas 804 – 6 Baylor 788 – 7 … Continue reading 2022-23 MBB Preseason: North Carolina takes No. 1 spot

MBB Week 18: Kansas takes top spot after National Championship win

Kansas won its fourth National Championship and first since 2008 Monday night in New Orleans, defeating North Carolina 72-69. The Jayhawks gained six spots in the SMP following a historic NCAA Tournament run. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Kansas (22) 550 +6 2 North Carolina 518 +23 3 Duke 499 +3 4 Villanova 486 +5 5 Arkansas 416 +10 6 Gonzaga 415 -5 7 Houston … Continue reading MBB Week 18: Kansas takes top spot after National Championship win

MBB Week 17: Gonzaga No. 1, Baylor No. 2 in final regular season poll

Last season’s National Champion and runner-up are at No. 1 and No. 2 in the final Student Media Poll before the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga remains No. 1 with 18 first-place votes, while Baylor is up two spots to No. 2 with two first-place votes. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (18) 565 — 2 Baylor (2) 524 +2 3 Arizona 517 -2 4 Auburn 496 … Continue reading MBB Week 17: Gonzaga No. 1, Baylor No. 2 in final regular season poll

MBB Week 16: Duke rises to No. 3 after chaotic week

After a Saturday full of upsets in the top 10, Gonzaga remains atop the Student Media Poll, while Duke receives No. 1 votes again and is up four spots to No. 3. Arkansas received a first-place vote for the first time this season, bringing the season total No. 1 voted teams to 12. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (18) 590 — 2 Arizona 544 … Continue reading MBB Week 16: Duke rises to No. 3 after chaotic week

MBB Week 15: Arizona receives No. 1 votes, Gonzaga remains atop

Arizona is the 11th team to receive a No. 1 vote in the MBB Student Media Poll, as the Wildcats received two and moved up to No. 2 in the Poll. Gonzaga is atop for a second consecutive week. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (21) 572 — 2 Arizona (2) 526 +1 3 Auburn 509 -1 4 Kansas 476 +3 5 Kentucky 473 -1 … Continue reading MBB Week 15: Arizona receives No. 1 votes, Gonzaga remains atop

MBB Week 14: Gonzaga takes No. 1, four teams receive first-place votes

Preseason No. 1 Gonzaga is back atop the men’s basketball Student Media Poll after a chaotic week of college hoops. Gonzaga, Auburn, Kentucky and Providence received first-place votes this week, bringing the total number of teams to be voted No. 1 this season to 10. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (16) 543 +1 2 Auburn (4) 509 -1 3 Arizona 507 +2 4 Kentucky … Continue reading MBB Week 14: Gonzaga takes No. 1, four teams receive first-place votes

MBB Week 13: Auburn stays No. 1 after close win over Georgia

Auburn survived a scare against SEC last place Georgia, winning 74-72 in Athens Saturday and staying atop the MBB Student Media Poll. Two surging mid-majors, Saint Mary’s and Murray State, entered the rankings, while Wyoming gained ground in receiving votes. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Auburn (24) 718 — 2 Gonzaga (5) 700 — 3 Purdue 652 +1 4 Kentucky 611 +2 5 Arizona 583 … Continue reading MBB Week 13: Auburn stays No. 1 after close win over Georgia