Feb. 4 Men's Basketball National Rankings

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
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Feb. 4 Men's Basketball National Rankings

BATON ROUGE — The LSU Tigers remained in the national rankings Monday, dropping two spots to No. 21 in the Associated Press media poll.

This marks the sixth time this season LSU has been listed in the AP poll. LSU was ranked No. 19 last week.

Also besides the Tigers in the AP poll from the SEC at No. 1 Tennessee and No. 5 Kentucky.

The Tigers are ranked in the USA Today/Amway Coaches poll again this week at No. 22.

The Tigers are 8-3 this year when ranked (5-2 in their first stint, 3-1 this past week) and overall is 268-102 as a ranked team all-time. This is the 204th poll appearance since the first poll was produced by AP in 1949.

LSU travels to Starkville on Wednesday to take on Mississippi State at 8 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network (Eagle98.1 FM).

LSU is No. 17 in Andy Katz’ Top 36 on NCAA.com and Jon Rothstein of CBSsports.com had LSU No. 20 in his Top 25 poll.

AP Top 25
Feb. 4, 2019

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points
1, Tennessee (48), 20-1, 1,579
2, Duke (12), 19-2, 1,532
3, Virginia (4), 20-1, 1,478
4, Gonzaga, 21-2, 1,423
5, Kentucky, 18-3, 1,310
6, Nevada, 21-1, 1,228
7, Michigan, 20-2, 1,217
8, North Carolina, 17-4, 1,167
9, Michigan State, 18-4, 1,051
10, Marquette, 19-3, 1,029
11, Virginia Tech, 18-3, 948
12, Houston, 21-1, 838
13, Kansas, 17-5, 809
14, Villanova, 18-4, 801
15, Purdue, 16-6, 697
16, Louisville, 16-6, 561
17, Iowa State, 17-5, 545
18, Texas Tech, 17-5, 482
19, Wisconsin, 16-6, 462
20, Iowa, 17-5, 242
21, LSU, 17-4, 205
22, Florida State, 16-5, 180
23, Buffalo, 19-3, 153
24, Maryland, 17-6, 144
25, Cincinnati, 19-3, 142

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes: Washington 135, Mississippi St. 133, Auburn 128, Kansas St 114, Baylor 44, Wofford 15, Lipscomb 5, Syracuse 3.

Amway Coaches Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Tennessee (32), 20-1, 800, 1
2, Duke, 19-2, 755, 2
3, Virginia, 20-1, 734, 3
4, Gonzaga, 21-2, 717, 4
5, Kentucky, 18-3, 652, 6
6, Nevada, 21-1, 607, 7
7, Michigan, 20-2, 581, 5
8, North Carolina, 17-4, 563, 10
9, Marquette, 19-3, 546, 9
10, Virginia Tech, 18-3, 492, 11
11, Michigan State, 18-4, 463, 8
12, Houston, 21-1, 439, 13
13, Villanova, 18-4, 435, 14
14, Kansas, 17-5, 404, 12
15, Purdue, 16-6, 322, 18
16, Iowa State, 17-5, 279, 20
17, Louisville, 16-6, 240, 16
18, Texas Tech, 17-5, 238, 15
19, Wisconsin, 16-6, 185, 23
20, Iowa, 17-5, 158, 25
21, Mississippi State, 16-5, 106, 21
22, LSU, 17-4, 97, 19
23, Cincinnati, 19-3, 89, NR
24, Florida State, 16-5, 85, NR
25, Buffalo, 19-3, 76, 17

Schools Dropped Out
No. 22 NC State, No. 24 Maryland.

Others Receiving Votes
Kansas State 70; Baylor 55; Washington 54; Maryland 53; Auburn 50; Furman 12; North Carolina State 9; Mississippi 7; Arizona State 7; North Texas 7; Hofstra 6; Wofford 6; Texas 1.

List of Voters
The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2018-19 season: Randy Bennett, Saint Mary’s; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Tad Boyle, Colorado; Todd Bozeman, Morgan State; Glenn Braica, St. Francis Brooklyn; Tim Cluess, Iona; Jon Coffman, Fort Wayne; Bryce Drew, Vanderbilt; Scott Drew, Baylor; Matt Driscoll, North Florida; Fran Dunphy, Temple; Bill Evans, Idaho State; John Gallagher, Hartford; Steve Hawkins, Western Michigan; George Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa; James Jones, Yale; Greg Kampe, Oakland; Danny Kaspar, Texas State; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Greg McDermott, Creighton; Matt McMahon, Murray State; Dan Monson, Long Beach State; Chris Mooney, Richmond; Matt Painter, Purdue; Dave Pilipovich, Air Force; Brett Reed, Lehigh; Kareem Richardson, Missouri-Kansas City; Doc Sadler, Southern Mississippi; Tubby Smith, High Point; Zach Spiker, Drexel; Mike Young, Wofford.