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

MBB Week 12: UCLA rises to No. 3 after rout of Arizona

UCLA is up three spots to No. 3 in the nation following a 75-59 win at Pauley Pavilion over last week’s No. 3 Arizona. The Wildcats are down to No. 8 in this week’s rankings and sit second in the Pac 12 behind the Bruins. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Auburn (22) 548 — 2 Gonzaga (2) 528 — 3 UCLA 475 +3 4 Purdue … Continue reading MBB Week 12: UCLA rises to No. 3 after rout of Arizona

MBB Week 11: Auburn No. 1 for second consecutive week, top three remain unchanged

Auburn is atop the men’s basketball Student Media Poll for a second week in a row. as the rest of the top three stays the same. Gonzaga receives first-places votes again, while Wisconsin loses its one No. 1 vote from Week 10. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Auburn (28) 748 — 2 Gonzaga (2) 715 — 3 Arizona 683 — 4 Baylor 647 +3 5 … Continue reading MBB Week 11: Auburn No. 1 for second consecutive week, top three remain unchanged

MBB Week 10: Auburn new No. 1, Gonzaga, Wisconsin receive first-place votes

The Auburn Tigers are the new top-ranked team in the men’s basketball Student Media Poll, following a chaotic week in the sport. Gonzaga and Wisconsin also received first-place votes, bringing the total number of teams to receive a No. 1 vote this season to eight. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Auburn (18) 635 +3 2 Gonzaga (7) 625 — 3 Arizona 575 +3 4 Purdue … Continue reading MBB Week 10: Auburn new No. 1, Gonzaga, Wisconsin receive first-place votes

MBB Week 9: Gonzaga, Auburn, USC enter top five

The top five of the men’s basketball Student Media Poll experienced a major shakeup this week, with three teams entering and three teams dropping. Gonzaga, Auburn and USC are in the top five, while Duke, Purdue and Kansas went down this week. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (28) 700 — 2 Gonzaga 652 +4 3 UCLA 636 +1 4 Auburn 593 +5 5 USC … Continue reading MBB Week 9: Gonzaga, Auburn, USC enter top five