A day after coming in as the NCAA Selection Committee’s No. 9 team during its in-season bracket reveal, Clemson men’s basketball team moved up five spots to No. 11 in the latest Associated Press’ Top 25 Poll, which was released on Monday.
The Tigers, who beat Pitt by 24 points last Thursday for their fourth straight win, jumped up from No. 16 in last week’s poll.
Monday’s poll gives Clemson (20-4, 9-3 ACC) its highest ranking since the week of Feb. 15, 2009 when those Tigers, coached by Oliver Purnell, were ranked No. 10 in the country by the writers.
Clemson is the second-highest ranked ACC team in the poll, behind top-ranked Virginia, who took over the top spot this week despite losing at home on Saturday to Virginia Tech.
This is the seventh straight week Clemson has been ranked.
Duke fell from No. 9 to 12 in the poll, while North Carolina moved up from No. 21 to No. 13. Those are the only four ACC teams ranked in this week’s poll.
The Tigers will travel to Tallahassee on Wednesday to take on Florida State. The game will tip off at 7 p.m.
This week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll
|2||Michigan State (21)||24-3||1,527||4|
|15||Saint Mary’s (Cal)||24-3||683||11|