TTU men’s basketball back to No. 11 in AP poll

TTU men’s basketball back to No. 11 in AP poll
Texas Tech basketball player Brandone Franic gestures to the crowd during a game against West Virginia (Source: Devin Ward, KCBD)

(KCBD) - The New Associated Press College Basketball rankings are out and despite a loss to Duke, the Red Raiders move up a spot to #11. The Blue Devils are now #1 in the Nation.

The Duke/Texas Tech game had a March Madness feel to it as Madison Square Garden was electric. The Blue Devils won it 69-58, but trailed the Red Raiders for 22 minutes of the game.

"This is a great night for college basketball,'' Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

In the new Coaches Poll, the Red Raiders are down two spots to #13. Duke is 2nd and Virginia is #1.

In the ESPN Power rankings, the Red Raiders are up a spot to #8.

The 10-1 Red Raiders host UT-Rio Grande Valley 7 p.m. Friday night.

Record Pts Prv

1. Duke (35) 11-1 1529 2

2. Michigan (9) 12-0 1472 4

3. Tennessee (12) 10-1 1471 3

4. Virginia (4) 11-0 1427 5

5. Kansas (4) 10-1 1386 1

6. Nevada 12-0 1316 6

7. Gonzaga 11-2 1199 8

8. Michigan St. 10-2 1146 10

9. Florida St. 11-1 1061 11

10. Virginia Tech 10-1 924 13

11. Texas Tech 10-1 845 12

12. Auburn 10-2 770 7

13. Ohio St. 11-1 737 15

14. North Carolina 8-3 678 9

15. Wisconsin 10-2 673 16

16. Kentucky 9-2 664 19

17. Arizona St. 9-2 626 18

18. Marquette 10-2 538 20

19. Mississippi St. 11-1 518 17

20. N.C. State 11-1 292 -

21. Buffalo 11-1 279 14

22. Houston 12-0 274 21

23. Indiana 11-2 247 22

24. Iowa 10-2 178 23

25. Oklahoma 11-1 163 -

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 160, Kansas St. 69, St. John’s 67, Villanova 44, Cincinnati 11, Iowa St. 11, TCU 6, Seton Hall 5, Louisville 4, Purdue 3, Belmont 2, Furman 2, NJIT 1, Penn 1, San Francisco 1.

Copyright 2018 KCBD. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.