MBB Week 8: Baylor unanimous No. 1 following win over Iowa State

Another quiet week in college basketball sees Baylor keep the top spot in the SMP, this time unanimously, after taking down fellow Big XII undefeated Iowa State. No teams entered or dropped out from the poll for the first time in any SMP, regardless of sport. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (21) 525 — 2 Duke 501 — 3 Purdue 455 +1 4 UCLA … Continue reading MBB Week 8: Baylor unanimous No. 1 following win over Iowa State

MBB Week 7: Polls avoid shakeup during holidays

It was a quiet week in men’s college basketball, with few games scheduled due to the holidays, and many of the games that were planned canceled due to Covid-19 outbreaks across the sport. This week’s MBB Student Media Poll reflects that, with only four teams moving up or down three or more spots. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (23) 599 — 2 Duke (1) … Continue reading MBB Week 7: Polls avoid shakeup during holidays

MBB Week 6: LSU, Auburn make big jumps

Two of the SEC’s Tigers are the biggest gainers in the men’s basketball poll this week, with LSU up six spots to No. 16 and Auburn up 5 to No. 11. Baylor remains the top team, while Purdue rebounded to No. 3 with a dominant win over Butler at the final Crossroads Classic. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (27) 698 — 2 Duke (1) … Continue reading MBB Week 6: LSU, Auburn make big jumps

MBB Week 5: Baylor new No. 1, Purdue down to No. 7

The reigning national champions are atop the men’s basketball Student Media Poll. The undefeated Baylor Bears received all but one first place vote this week. Last week’s No. 1, Purdue, is down to No. 7 after an upset, buzzer-beater loss at Rutgers. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (29) 747 +1 2 Duke (1) 689 +1 3 UCLA 640 +1 4 Gonzaga 633 +1 5 … Continue reading MBB Week 5: Baylor new No. 1, Purdue down to No. 7

MBB Week 4: Purdue takes top spot, Baylor rises to No. 2

Purdue is ranked No. 1 in the Student Media Poll. The Boilers had never been No. 1 in any poll prior to Monday. Previous No. 1 Duke fell two spots to No. 3 after an upset loss to Ohio State in Columbus. The Buckeyes re-entered the Poll at No. 22. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Purdue (29) 773 +1 2 Baylor (2) 726 +2 3 … Continue reading MBB Week 4: Purdue takes top spot, Baylor rises to No. 2

MBB Week 3: Duke new No. 1 following win over Gonzaga

The Duke is the new No. 1 team in the Student Media Poll. The Blue Devils defeated then-No. 1 Gonzaga 84-81 in Las Vegas. Gonzaga fell to No. 3 this week, passed by Duke and Purdue. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Duke (39) 1094 +4 2 Purdue (3) 1044 +1 3 Gonzaga (2) 1017 -2 4 Baylor 951 +2 5 UCLA 926 -3 T-6 Texas … Continue reading MBB Week 3: Duke new No. 1 following win over Gonzaga

MBB Week 2: Purdue rises to No. 3, Indiana enters rankings

After back-to-back wins over North Carolina and Villanova, Purdue is up to No. 3 in the nation, the highest ranking of any Big Ten team. The Boilers are the only team in the conference ranked in the top 10 after a week of non-conference upsets, seeing Michigan and Illinois drop out of the top 10 and Ohio State and Maryland out of the top 25. … Continue reading MBB Week 2: Purdue rises to No. 3, Indiana enters rankings

MBB Week One: Duke rises after Champions Classic, Florida enters Top 25

In Coach K’s final season, the Duke Blue Devils are up to No. 5 in the Student Media Poll following a win over Kentucky. Florida enters the poll after defeating rival Florida State. Virginia is the only team to drop out of this week’s rankings after a loss to Navy. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (50) 1345 — 2 UCLA (3) 1288 — 3 … Continue reading MBB Week One: Duke rises after Champions Classic, Florida enters Top 25

MBB Preseason Poll: Gonzaga takes top spot in inaugural rankings

Fresh off of an undefeated regular season and national title appearance, Gonzaga is the No. 1 team in the first ever Men’s Basketball Student Media Poll. 50 teams received votes ahead of the season. Rank School Points 1 Gonzaga (50) 1394 2 UCLA (4) 1265 3 Kansas (2) 1262 4 Michigan 1186 5 Villanova 1157 6 Texas 1104 7 Purdue 1033 8 Baylor 983 9 … Continue reading MBB Preseason Poll: Gonzaga takes top spot in inaugural rankings