Nevada Wolf Pack #14 in Newest AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll
The University of Nevada is now #14 in the AP Top 25 men's basketball poll. Nevada (28-3, 15-3 MW) improved to 28-3 and 15-3 in the Mountain West after its 81-53 victory over San Diego State (19-12, 11-7 MW) on Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center before 11,243 fans.
The University of Nevada is now #14 in the AP Top 25 men's basketball poll.
Meanwhile, Gonzaga, Virginia and North Carolina remain 1-2-3 atop an otherwise reshuffled top 10 in the latest poll.
The Zags sit on top for a third straight week, earning 41 of 64 first-place votes on Monday. And the Cavaliers also stayed put behind Gonzaga for a third straight week, claiming the remaining 23 first-place votes.
Kentucky is fourth, followed by Duke, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, LSU and Michigan to round out the top 10.
Auburn is the only addition at No. 22, returning for the first time since mid-January and after peaking at No. 7 in December.
Preseason No. 1 Kansas fell to No. 17 for its lowest ranking since the 2013-14 season, while UCF slid out from its No. 25 ranking in the last poll.
Nevada (28-3, 15-3 MW) improved to 28-3 and 15-3 in the Mountain West after its 81-53 victory over San Diego State (19-12, 11-7 MW) on Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center before 11,243 fans.
The Wolf Pack won its third consecutive MW title, joining San Diego State (2014, 2015, 2016) and BYU (2007, 2008, 2009) as the only MW schools to win three in a row.
The Pack earned the top seed in the MW Tournament and will play the winner of No. 8 Boise State (12-19) and No. 9 Colorado State (12-19) in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Nevada's game will air at noon Thursday on the CBS Sports Network.
Nevada has won its last 18 home games, all 15 this year and the final three last season. The 18 in a row is tied for the longest streak in school history. The first occurrence was the 15 games of the 2003-04 season and the first three games of the 2004-05 season.
(The Associated Press, University of Nevada contributed to this report.)