Wednesday, November 22, 2006

ATH: Getting some 1981 Deja Vu

Aggies Rise to 10th in Coaches' Poll, 11th in AP
For Immediate Release, Monday, November 20, 2006


COLLEGE STATION, Texas- One day after capturing the title at the inaugural Shelby Metcalf Classic, the undefeated Texas A&M men's basketball team on Monday climbed two spots to 10th in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll and rose one spot to 11th in The AP rankings.

In the coaches' poll, A&M slipped past Georgetown, which fell from eighth to 12th after falling to Old Dominion (75-62), and Kansas, which fell from third to 11th after losing to Oral Roberts (78-71).

Georgetown fell to 14th in the AP poll, which Kansas remaining a notch ahead of the Aggies at No. 10. After losing to Michigan State last week, Texas fell from 18th to 25th in the coaches' poll and dropped out of the AP rankings.

Florida remains the top-ranked team in both polls.

The last time A&M was ranked in the top 10 in either poll was Jan. 3, 1979, when the Aggies were ranked 10th by The AP. The only other time A&M has been ranked in the top 10 was a four-week run in the AP poll in 1959-60. That team was ranked No. 8 one week and 10th the following three weeks.

Week 3 AP Top 25

1. Florida (66) 4-0 1,794

2. North Carolina (6) 3-0 1,720

3. Pittsburgh 5-0 1,519

4. Ohio State 4-0 1,518

5. UCLA 1-0 1,488

6. LSU 2-0 1,484

7. Wisconsin 3-0 1,335

8. Alabama 3-0 1,241

9. Duke 3-0 1,197

10. Kansas 2-1 1,114

11. Texas A&M 4-0 1,065

12. Memphis 1-0 919

13. Marquette 4-0 716

14. Georgetown 2-1 713

15. Arizona 2-1 706

16. Washington 4-0 640

17. Syracuse 4-0 571

18. Connecticut 4-0 476

19. Georgia Tech 3-0 414

20. Kentucky 2-0 400

21. Nevada 3-0 306

22. Tennessee 4-0 300

23. Boston College 1-1 266

24. Wichita State 3-0 223

25. Maryland 5-0 199

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

Texas 181, Gonzaga 179, Southern Illinois 126, Virginia 118, Xavier 103, Louisville 71, Michigan State 56, Creighton 47, Florida State 44, Illinois 41, San Diego State 20, Butler 12, Arkansas 11, Oklahoma State 11, Virginia Tech 10, Air Force 7, Old Dominion 6, Mississippi State 5, Kansas State 5, Oregon 4, Houston 4, Oral Roberts 3, Michigan 3, Indiana 2, Bradley 2, Purdue 2, Villanova 1, Nebraska 1.

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