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UPDATED: Huskies Move on Up in MBB Polls

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The Huskies move up to #16 in the latest AP poll.

Things are looking up for NWG and Huskies Men's Basketball
Things are looking up for NWG and Huskies Men's Basketball
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Fresh off of a tough win over Eastern Washington in Seattle last night, the Huskies MBB team moved up a spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll released on Monday morning.

The Huskies are the lowest ranked of the eight undefeated teams remaining in the polls.  That said, the Huskies currently rank #17 in RPI rankings thanks in part to a strength of schedule ranking of #118.  This is not expected to severely hamper the Huskies going forward, however.  The Huskies are currently just one of nine teams in the nation to have three or more wins against Top 50 RPI teams (UTEP, SDSU, and EWU) and their remaining games include several Top 100 ranked teams including Oklahoma, Arizona, Utah, Stanford, Cal, and Colorado.

Here is the full AP rankings.  We'll update with the Coaches Poll as soon as it becomes available.

Men's NCAA Basketball AP Top 20 (12/15)

RANK SCHOOL RECORD Pts Prev
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 11-0 1,625 1
2 Duke Blue Devils 8-0 1,545 2
3 Arizona Wildcats 10-0 1,505 3
4 Louisville Cardinals 9-0 1,349 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 10-1 1,331 5
6 Virginia Cavaliers 9-0 1,294 6
7 Villanova Wildcats 10-0 1,215 7
8 Gonzaga Bulldogs 10-1 1,175 9
9 Texas Longhorns 8-1 1,154 8
10 Kansas Jayhawks 8-1 1,102 10
11 Wichita State Shockers 7-1 959 11
12 Ohio State Buckeyes 8-1 838 12
13 Iowa State Cyclones 8-1 772 14
14 Utah Utes 7-2 670 13
15 Oklahoma Sooners 6-2 647 16
16 Washington Huskies 8-0 598 17
17 Maryland Terrapins 10-1 512 19
18 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 9-1 426 20
19 San Diego State Aztecs 7-2 424 18
20 St. John's Red Storm 8-2 353 24
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10-1 351 25
22 West Virginia Mountaineers 9-1 333 22
23 Butler Bulldogs 8-2 259 15
24 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-3 122 21
25 Michigan State Spartans 7-3 116 NR
Others receiving votes: Baylor 97, TCU 80, Colorado State 75, UNI 65, Georgetown 41, California 37, Arkansas 19, Seton Hall 14, VCU 6, Old Dominion 4, LSU 4, Oklahoma State 4, Penn State 3, Davidson 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (29) 11-0 773 1
2 Duke (1) 8-0 736 2
3 Arizona (1) 10-0 721 3
4 Louisville 9-0 658 4
5 Virginia 9-0 633 5
6 Wisconsin 10-1 619 6
7 Villanova 10-0 592 7
8 Gonzaga 9-1 556 8
9 Texas 8-1 539 9
10 Kansas 8-1 519 10
11 Wichita State 7-1 439 11
12 Ohio State 8-1 417 12
13 Iowa St. 8-1 373 13
14 Utah 7-2 300 14
15 Oklahoma 6-2 295 15
16 Washington 8-0 287 17
17 San Diego State 7-2 246 16
18 Maryland 10-1 214 20
19 Miami 9-1 164 21
20 West Virginia 9-1 159 21
21 Notre Dame 10-1 155 26
22 Michigan State 7-3 122 23
23 St. John's 8-1 114 27
24 North Carolina 6-3 86 18
25 Butler 8-2 85 19
Others receiving votes: Baylor 49; Northern Iowa 40; Colorado State 29; Georgetown 28; California 26; TCU 26; Seton Hall 19; Illinois 13; Arkansas 12; Oklahoma State 9; Old Dominion 7; Florida 4; LSU 4; Iowa 3; Minnesota 1; Penn State 1; Saint Mary?s 1; Virginia Commonwealth 1.