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WVU basketball falls to No. 17 in new AP Top 25

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The West Virginia University men’s basketball team dropped three spots to No. 17 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 coming off losses to No. 3 Kansas and No. 1 Baylor last week.

The Mountaineers (18-7, 6-6 Big 12) are at No. 10 in the current NCAA NET rankings and No. 7 according to KenPom.com.

WVU hosts Oklahoma State on Tuesday this week before a Saturday trip to play at TCU.

The full AP Top 25 is below. I’ll update this post with ballot information when it is released.

 

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Baylor (48) 23-1 1559 1
2. Gonzaga (14) 26-1 1518 2
3. Kansas (1) 22-3 1434 3
4. San Diego St. 26-0 1404 4
5. Dayton 23-2 1294 6
6. Duke 22-3 1285 7
7. Maryland 21-4 1194 9
8. Florida St. 21-4 1088 8
9. Penn St. 20-5 1024 13
10. Kentucky 20-5 1011 12
11. Louisville 21-5 837 5
12. Villanova 19-6 824 15
13. Auburn 22-3 818 11
14. Oregon 20-6 742 17
15. Creighton 20-6 718 23
16. Seton Hall 18-7 672 10
17. West Virginia 18-7 552 14
18. Colorado 20-6 501 16
19. Marquette 17-7 404 18
20. Iowa 18-8 254 21
21. Butler 19-7 242 19
22. Houston 20-6 237 20
23. BYU 21-7 188
24. Arizona 18-7 102
25. Ohio St. 17-8 95

Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 92, Michigan St. 87, Michigan 83, LSU 55, Rhode Island 39, Virginia 32, Cincinnati 14, Stephen F Austin 14, Illinois 12, N Iowa 9, Utah St. 8, Rutgers 6, Florida 6, ETSU 5, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 4, Tulsa 3, Richmond 3, SMU 2, New Mexico St. 2, Wright St. 1, Arizona St 1.

WVU quarterback Trey Lowe plans to transfer

Quick update here: Quarterback Trey Lowe just tweeted that he plans to graduate this summer and leave the WVU football program as a graduate transfer.

Lowe, who also plays baseball for the Mountaineers, redshirted in 2018 but did appear in the Camping World Bowl loss to Syracuse. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, Lowe saw action in five games and played a career-high eight offensive snaps in a loss at Oklahoma. We’ll dig into this a little deeper as we get closer to spring ball.

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WVU basketball falls to No. 14 in new AP Top 25

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West Virginia’s poor showing on the road over the weekend at Oklahoma did not cost the Mountaineers much ground in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. WVU dropped one spot and checks in at No. 14 this week’s poll, released Monday afternoon.

The Mountaineers appeared as high as No. 10 on one ballot and as low as No. 22 on another this week. You can see a breakdown of this week’s voting for WVU here. 

Despite the loss to the Sooners, West Virginia remained among the nation’s top 10 teams in several prominent computer rankings — WVU is currently No. 9 according to the NCAA NET rankings and No. 7 on KenPom.

The Mountaineers have a tough week ahead, with a game at home against No. 3 Kansas on Wednesday and a Saturday trip to No. 1 Baylor. This week’s full AP Top 25 is posted below.

 

 

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Baylor (48) 21-1 1583 1
2. Gonzaga (15) 25-1 1546 2
3. Kansas (1) 20-3 1450 3
4. San Diego St. 24-0 1422 4
5. Louisville 21-3 1331 5
6. Dayton 21-2 1255 6
7. Duke 20-3 1211 7
8. Florida St. 20-3 1170 8
9. Maryland 19-4 1057 9
10. Seton Hall 18-5 1013 12
11. Auburn 21-2 998 11
12. Kentucky 18-5 853 15
13. Penn St. 18-5 787 22
14. West Virginia 18-5 721 13
15. Villanova 17-6 581 10
16. Colorado 19-5 567 24
17. Oregon 18-6 497 14
18. Marquette 17-6 425
19. Butler 18-6 414 19
20. Houston 19-5 402 25
21. Iowa 17-7 374 17
22. Illinois 16-7 235 20
23. Creighton 18-6 213 21
24. Texas Tech 15-8 169
25. LSU 17-6 160 18

Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 124, Rhode Island 57, N Iowa 44, BYU 43, Arizona 34, Purdue 27, Ohio St. 14, Cincinnati 6, Stephen F Austin 6, Michigan 3, Rutgers 2, Virginia 2, ETSU 2, Wright St. 1, Winthrop 1.