NCAA Basketball

Purdue No. 1 in AP poll for first time

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Purdue is No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the first time.

The Boilermakers were a unanimous No. 1 in the poll released Monday to move up from No. 2 last week. Reigning national champion Baylor moved up to No. 2, with Duke, UCLA and Gonzaga rounding out the top five.

Purdue (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) reached No. 2 in consecutive seasons under Gene Keady from 1986-88 and matched its previous high last week, receiving nine first-place votes from a 61-person media panel.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Purdue8-0
2 Baylor8-0
3 Duke7-1
4 UCLA8-1
5 Gonzaga7-2
6 Villanova6-2
7 Texas6-1
8 Kansas6-1
9 Alabama7-1
10 Kentucky6-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama7-1
2 LSU8-0
3 USC8-0
4 Michigan State7-2
5 Ohio State6-2
6 Providence8-1
7 Xavier7-1
8 Wisconsin7-1
9 Minnesota7-0
10 Auburn7-1
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