NCAA Men's Basketball

Rutgers downs Minnesota, continues surge

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell doesn’t want to talk about his team potentially being ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in over four decades.

Caleb McConnell had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers used a balanced team effort in a 64-56 win over Minnesota on Sunday to continue the program’s best start in the Big Ten, and possibly gain an AP Top 25 ranking for the first time since 1979.

“Nope, no thoughts,” Pikiell said when asked about a potential ranking, before adding, “we were picked 12th in the league and that’s where we were picked.”


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga20-1
2 Baylor15-1
3 Duke15-3
4 Auburn15-2
5 Butler15-3
6 Kansas14-3
7 San Diego State19-0
8 Oregon15-4
9 Florida State16-2
10 Kentucky13-4
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas14-3
2 West Virginia14-3
3 Florida State16-2
4 Auburn15-2
5 Louisville15-3
6 Villanova14-3
7 Baylor15-1
8 Maryland14-4
9 Duke15-3
10 Oregon15-4
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