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BYU, Utah State basketball: Cougars jump to No. 3 in the coaches poll; Aggies No. 21

Published: Monday, July 6 2015 1:46 a.m. MDT

BYU's Stephen Rogers, left, and teammates celebrate as BYU builds a lead in their 80-67 victory over San Diego State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011.  (Associated Press) BYU's Stephen Rogers, left, and teammates celebrate as BYU builds a lead in their 80-67 victory over San Diego State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. (Associated Press)

AP poll

PROVO — BYU leaped from No. 7 to No. 3 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN coaches polls released Monday morning, just behind No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Kansas, and one spot ahead of No. 4 Duke. The Cougars, who knocked off San Diego State, 80-67, on the road, received five first place votes in the AP poll but none in the coaches poll.

It's the highest ranking BYU has achieved since rising to No. 2 in 1988.

San Diego State fell to No. 9 in both polls while Utah State jumped to No. 21 in the coaches poll. The Aggies were 25th in the AP poll.

AP poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Ohio St. (45) 27-2 1,602 2

2. Kansas (14) 27-2 1,554 3

3. BYU (5) 27-2 1,460 7

4. Duke (1) 26-3 1,380 1

4. Pittsburgh 25-4 1,380 4

6. Purdue 24-5 1,305 8

7. Texas 24-5 1,216 5

8. Notre Dame 23-5 1,173 9

9. San Diego St. 27-2 1,151 6

10. Wisconsin 22-6 1,040 12

11. Louisville 22-7 937 16

12. Syracuse 24-6 898 17

13. North Carolina 22-6 797 19

14. Florida 22-6 688 13

15. St. John's 19-9 651 23

16. Connecticut 21-7 643 14

17. Georgetown 21-8 559 11

18. Arizona 23-6 404 10

19. Villanova 21-8 382 15

20. Kentucky 20-8 335 22

21. Vanderbilt 21-7 330 18

22. Missouri 22-7 261 20

23. Xavier 22-6 246 25

24. Texas A&M 22-6 178 21

25. Utah State26-3 129 —

Others receiving votes: George Mason 120, Temple 120, UCLA 75, Kansas St. 31, West Virginia 28, Virginia Tech 22, Cincinnati 12, Alabama 5, UNLV 4, Butler 3, Missouri St. 3, Belmont 1, Long Island U. 1, Old Dominion 1.

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Coaches poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 27, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Ohio State (17) 27-2 760 3

2. Kansas (14) 27-2 756 2

3. BYU 27-2 690 7

4. Duke 26-3 671 1

5. Pittsburgh 25-4 622 6

6. Purdue 24-5 612 8

7. Notre Dame 23-5 584 9

8. Texas 24-5 574 5

9. San Diego State 27-2 542 4

10. Wisconsin 22-6 500 12

11. Louisville 22-7 457 16

12. Syracuse 24-6 391 20

13. North Carolina 22-6 367 19

14. Florida 22-6 337 13

15. St. John's 19-9 284 25

16. Connecticut 21-7 274 15

17. Georgetown 21-8 272 11

18. Arizona 23-6 213 10

19. Villanova 21-8 194 14

20. Vanderbilt 21-7 183 18

21. Utah State 26-3 178 23

22. Texas A&M 22-6 133 17

23. Kentucky 20-8 131 22

24. Missouri 22-7 109 21

25. George Mason 25-5 70 —

Others receiving votes: Xavier 67, Temple 57, UCLA 24, Kansas State 12, Alabama 6, Missouri State 3, Cleveland State 1, Virginia Tech 1.

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