Friday, December 15, 2017

WVU Jumps to 19 in latest USA Today Coaches Poll

After going 2-0 last week the Mountaineers  jumped to #19 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll.

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 16

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Kentucky 27-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 Gonzaga 28-1 746 0 2 0 2/13
3 Virginia 25-1 725 0 3 0 2/9
4 Wisconsin 25-2 709 0 4 0 3/6
5 Duke 24-3 690 0 5 0 2/6
6 Villanova 25-2 648 0 6 0 4/12
7 Arizona 24-3 603 0 7 0 2/9
8 Notre Dame 24-4 552 0 10 2 8/NR
9 Kansas 22-5 530 0 8 -1 5/14
10 Northern Iowa 26-2 506 0 11 1 11/NR
11 Wichita State 25-3 460 0 13 2 10/17
12 Utah 21-5 442 0 9 -3 8/NR
13 Iowa St. 20-6 425 0 14 1 9/19
14 Maryland 22-5 347 0 15 1 8/NR
15 Louisville 21-6 324 0 12 -3 4/12
16 Arkansas 22-5 297 0 17 1 17/NR
17 Oklahoma 19-8 288 0 17 0 15/NR
18 North Carolina 19-8 272 0 16 -2 6/24
19 West Virginia 21-6 214 0 22 3 12/NR
20 Baylor 20-7 202 0 20 0 16/NR
21 Southern Methodist Univ. 22-5 178 0 21 0 21/NR
22 San Diego State 22-6 99 0 25 3 14/NR
23 Butler 19-8 73 0 19 -4 18/NR
24 Virginia Commonwealth 21-6 70 0 26 2 14/NR
25 Michigan State 19-8 48 0 29 4 18/NR

*Hi/Low Rankings
Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a “NR” (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.

Schools Dropped Out
No. 23 Ohio State, No. 24 Oklahoma State.

Others Receiving Votes
Georgetown 31; Providence 28; Murray State 23; Valparaiso 16; Ohio State 10; Oklahoma State 10; Stephen F. Austin 9; Texas A&M 6; Oregon 4; Purdue 4; Davidson 4; Mississippi 3; Colorado State 2; Boise State 2.

List of Voters
The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2014-15 season: Tommy Amaker, Harvard; Randy Bennett, Saint Mary?s; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Todd Bozeman, Morgan State; Glenn Braica, St. Francis Brooklyn; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Scott Cherry, High Point; Tim Cluess, Iona; Ed Conroy, Tulane; Keith Dambrot, Akron; Scott Drew, Baylor; Matt Driscoll, North Florida Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Bruiser Flint, Drexel; Mark Fox, Georgia; John Gallagher, Hartford; Ray Harper, Western Kentucky; Dick Hunsaker, Utah Valley; George Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa; Rob Jeter, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Danny Kaspar, Texas State; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Greg McDermott, Creighton; Matt Painter, Purdue; Dave Paulsen, Bucknell; Randy Rahe, Weber State; Joe Scott, Denver; Herb Sendek, Arizona State; Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth; Bob Williams, UC-Santa Barbara; Mike Young, Wofford.

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