PC Friars Move Up in Both College Basketball Polls

PC news release…

PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Providence College men’s basketball team is ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press Poll and the most recent USA Today Coaches Poll. Both polls were released today (December 14). For the third consecutive week, the Friars have moved up in the national polls.  Last week, the Friars were ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Friars have posted a 10-1 mark overall. Last week, the team registered wins over Boston College, 66-51, on Dec. 9 and Bryant, 74-67, on Dec. 12.

Providence will return to action on Saturday, December 19 versus Rider at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports Net/OSN.

Associated Press Top 25 Poll

RK TEAM                                RECORD PTS

1    Mich. State (64) 11-0         1,621

2    Kansas (1)         8-1           1,499

3    Oklahoma          7-0           1,409

4    Kentucky           9-1           1,385

5    Iowa State          9-0           1,370

6    Maryland           9-1           1,353

7    Duke                  8-1           1,271

8    Virginia              8-1           1,132

9    Purdue                               11-0         1,082

10  Xavier                                10-0         1,062

11  North Carolina   7-2           1,023

12  Villanova           8-1           865

13  Arizona              9-1           860

14  Providence         10-1         724

15  Miami (FL)        8-1           622

16  Baylor                                7-1           605

17  Butler                 8-1           562

18  SMU                  7-0           560

19  Louisville           7-1           534

20  West Virginia     8-1           466

21  Geo. Washington                9-1           256

22  UCLA                7-3           213

23  Cincinnati           8-2           197

24  Texas A&M       8-2           152

25  Connecticut        6-3           47

USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll

RK TEAM                                RECORD PTS

1    Mich.  State (28) 11-0         794

2    Iowa State (3)     9-0           719

3    Oklahoma (1)     7-0           675

4    Kentucky           9-1           665

5    Kansas               8-1           664

6    Duke                  8-1           649

7    Maryland           9-1           640

8    Purdue                               11-0         552

9    Virginia              8-1           547

10  Xavier                                10-0         491

11  North Carolina   7-2           474

12  Arizona              9-1           469

13  Villanova           8-1           464

14  Baylor                                7-1           323

14  Providence         10-1         323

16  West Virginia     8-1           288

16  Louisville           7-1           288

18  Butler                 8-1           268

19  Miami (FL)        8-1           265

20  Cincinnati           8-2           101

21  Gonzaga             6-3           90

22  Geo. Washington                9-1           87

23  Vanderbilt          6-3           79

24  Texas A&M       8-2           77

25  South Carolina   8-0           70