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

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