Buffs Debut At No. 25 In First AP Men’s Basketball Poll

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BOULDER The University of Colorado came in at No. 25 in the first regular season Associated Press Top 25 college men’s basketball poll, released on Monday.

Colorado piled up 151 points to claim its first AP Top 25 ranking since being slotted at No. 21 on Jan. 13, 2014. That ranking was the last of a six-week run for the Buffaloes in the AP Poll that had peaked at No. 15 a week earlier.

Colorado was the second team listed in the receiving votes category in the AP Preseason Poll released in October. The Buffaloes are also listed among those receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll. The first regular season coaches poll will be released at a later date.

Monday’s ranking is Colorado’s 40th all-time appearance in the AP Poll. It’s the earliest ranking for the Buffaloes by calendar date and the earliest by poll number since being listed at No. 10 in the 1969-70 Preseason Poll, back when the season didn’t begin until early December.

Colorado, with a record of 1-0 after its 81-71 win over Arizona State in the Pac-12 China Game, will host San Diego in its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m., at the CU Events Center.

2019-20 Associated Press top 25 Poll - Nov. 11

Rk Team Pts Rec Prev

1 Kentucky (64) 1622 2-0 2
2 Duke 1538 2-0 4
3 Michigan State 1451 1-1 1
4 Louisville (1) 1425 2-0 5
5 Kansas 1354 1-1 3
6 North Carolina 1187 2-0 9
7 Maryland 1166 2-0 7
8 Gonzaga 1136 2-0 8
9 Virginia 1134 2-0 11
10 Villanova 1064 1-0 10
11 Texas Tech 888 2-0 13
12 Seton Hall 869 2-0 12
13 Memphis 828 2-0 14
14 Oregon 804 2-0 15
15 Florida 616 1-1 6
16 Ohio State 544 2-0 18
17 Utah State 507 2-0 17
18 Saint Mary’s 438 1-0 20
19 Arizona 415 2-0 21
20 Washington 373 1-0 NR
21 Xavier 370 2-0 19
22 Auburn 247 2-0 24
23 LSU 237 1-0 22
24 Baylor 179 1-1 16
25 COLORADO 151 1-0 NR