Wolfpack Cracks Coaches' Poll Top 10/#12 in AP

NC State, which improved its record to 6-0 with a victory over Manhattan on Sunday, cracked the USA Today Coaches Poll's Top 10, coming in at No. 10. <P> The Wolfpack also sits at No. 12 in the latest Associated Press Poll.

USA TODAY COACHES' POLL


1. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (22) 5-0 755 1
2. Kansas Jayhawks (5) 2-0 732 2
3. Illinois Fighting Illini (1) 4-0 664 4
4. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1) 3-0 653 3
5. Syracuse Orange 5-0 629 5
6. Connecticut Huskies 1-0 594 6
7. Oklahoma State Cowboys (1) 3-0 580 7
8. Kentucky Wildcats (1) 3-0 566 8
9. Michigan State Spartans 3-0 528 9
10. Duke Blue Devils 3-0 486 10
11. North Carolina Tar Heels 4-1 467 12
12. Maryland Terrapins 3-0 434 14
13. North Carolina State Wolfpack 4-0 339 16
14. Pittsburgh Panthers 3-0 337 15
15. Texas Longhorns 3-1 308 13
16. Washington Huskies 4-0 291 23
17. Louisville Cardinals 3-1 263 11
18. Florida Gators 3-0 235 22
19. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-0 195 21
20. Arizona Wildcats 3-2 193 17
21. Mississippi State Bulldogs 5-1 181 20
22. Alabama Crimson Tide 4-1 160 19
23. Wisconsin Badgers 2-1 90 17
24. Cincinnati Bearcats 3-0 83 NR
25. Virginia Cavaliers 4-0 77 NR

Others receiving votes: Iowa 39, Oklahoma 38, Memphis 24, Southern Illinois 18, Michigan 17, Providence 16, Gonzaga 15, Marquette 14, Creighton 11, Dayton 8, Charlotte 6, Alabama-Birmingham 5, West Virginia 5, Old Dominion 4, Pacific 4, Pepperdine 3, Stanford 3, Utah 2, Boston College 1, Miami-Ohio 1, Santa Clara 1.

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The Wolfpack jumped four spots after being ranked 16th in last week's poll. This week's ranking is NC State's highest in the A.P. Top 25 since February of last year when the Wolfpack rose to 11th.

Associated Press College Basketball Poll

1. Illinois
2. Kansas
3. Georgia Tech
4. Syracuse
5. Oklahoma State
6. Wake Forest
7. Connecticut
8. North Carolina
9. Duke
10. Kentucky
11. Pittsburgh
12. NC State
13. Louisville
14. Texas
15. Arizona
16. Washington
17. Iowa
18. Alabama
19. Virginia
20. Michigan State
21. George Washington
22. Mississippi State
23. Maryland
24. Wisconsin
25. Gonzaga

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