Clemson moves up in AP Poll

Clemson moves up in AP Poll

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Clemson moves up in AP Poll

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

1 Virginia (30) 23-2 1,557 2
2 Michigan State (21) 24-3 1,527 4
3 Villanova (9) 23-2 1,518 1
4 Xavier (5) 23-3 1,465 5
5 Cincinnati 23-2 1,359 6
6 Purdue 23-4 1,269 3
7 Texas Tech 21-4 1,258 7
8 Ohio State 22-5 1,094 14
9 Gonzaga 23-4 1,063 12
10 Auburn 22-3 1,025 8
11 Clemson 20-4 945 16
12 Duke 20-5 942 9
13 Kansas 19-6 816 10
14 North Carolina 19-7 763 21
15 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 24-3 683 11
16 Rhode Island 20-3 666 18
17 Arizona 20-6 594 13
18 Tennessee 18-6 580 15
19 Wichita State 19-5 495 22
20 West Virginia 18-7 339 19
21 Texas A&M 17-8 241
22 Michigan 20-7 239 20
23 Oklahoma 16-8 152 17
24 Nevada 21-5 87 23
25 Arizona State 19-6 83

 

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