Tigers get significant boost in latest USA TODAY Coaches Poll

Tigers get significant boost in latest USA TODAY Coaches Poll

Opponents are worth taking care of on your schedule.

In a week that saw several teams crash out of the polls, Auburn was rewarded with a respectable rise in the latest USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll. The Tigers register at No. 17 this week, which is a five-spot jump from last week’s ranking.

Auburn earned a midweek victory over Ole Miss on the road, 82-73, and returned to Neville Arena last Saturday to defeat Mississippi State, 69-63. Completing a sweep impressed not only college basketball coaches but Associated Press voters, who also moved Auburn five spots from last week’s poll to No. 16.

Several teams didn’t fare as well as Auburn did last week, as four teams dropped out of the USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll this week: Wisconsin, Missouri, Duke and San Diego State. Kentucky earned an impressive win over then-No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday, but they’re still on the outside looking in. The good news for the Wildcats is that their win in Knoxville dropped the Volunteers four spots to No. 9 in this week’s standings.

Here’s a look at this week’s USA TODAY Coaches Poll:

Range

Team

Registry

Former

Change

one

houston

17-1

one

2

Kansas

16-1

2

3

purdue

16-1

3

4

Alabama

15-2

4

5

University of California at Los Angeles

16-2

6

one

6

gonzaga

16-3

8

2

7

Texas

15-2

10

3

8

Javier

15-3

eleven

3

9

Tennessee

14-3

5

-4

10

Virginia

13-3

12

2

eleven

Arizona

15-3

9

-2

12

iowa state

13-3

14

2

13

texan christian

14-3

17

4

14

Connecticut

15-4

7

-7

fifteen

kansas state

15-2

13

-2

sixteen

Miami Florida

14-3

fifteen

-one

17

Chestnut

14-3

22

5

18

marquette

14-5

23

5

19

Clemson

15-3

NR

9

twenty

Providence

14-4

19

-one

twenty-one

Charleston

18-1

24

3

22

Baylor

12-5

NR

5

23

Illinois

12-5

NR

3

24

Santa Maria

16-4

NR

7

25

arkansas

12-5

sixteen

-9

Abandoned: No. 18 Wisconsin; No. 20 Missouri; No. 21 Duke; 25 San Diego Street

Vote reception: Rutgers 74; Duke 64; Florida Atlantic 58; 42 Michigan St.; Wisconsin 41; Indiana 32; New Mexico 25; 24 San Diego Street; Iowa 23; 21 Ohio Street; Missouri 21; Arizona State 20; State of North Carolina 16; Kentucky 10; Texas A&M 8; 7 Boise Street; Texas Tech 3; North Carolina 3; snowfall 2; tulano 1.

The story originally appeared on the Auburn Wire

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