Clemson jumps five spots in AP Poll


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Clemson jumps five spots in AP Poll

Clemson continued its upward track in the polls after stretching the ACC’s current longest winning streak to four games last week.

The Tigers jumped five spots to No. 11 in the new Associated Press Top 25 and improved three places to No. 12 in the Coaches Poll. That movement improved an already program-high ranking under Brad Brownell set last week (No. 15 in Coaches Poll).

Sunday’s NCAA Selection Committee ranking gave the first inkling of how the Tigers’ tournament resume really stacks up, where Brad Brownell’s group checked in as the nation’s top 3-seed and the No. 9 team overall.

After that ranking, CBS Sports adjusted its bracket projection from a 2-seed to a 3-seed, where they are slated for the Midwest regional along with top seeds Xavier, Auburn and Oklahoma. ESPN maintained its 3-seed projection in its Monday bracket, sending the Tigers out West. The overall Bracket Matrix also aligned with the committee at a 3-seed.

In the KenPom efficiency rankings, Clemson is now in the top-15, at 15th, and their overall NCAA Tournament team sheet metrics average is 12.7.

The Tigers (20-4, 9-3 ACC) head to Florida State (17-8, 6-7) on Wednesday (7 p.m., RSN).

AP Poll Top 25 - 2/12

Rank Team Record Pts Prv
1. Virginia (30) 23-2 1557 2
2. Michigan St. (21) 24-3 1527 4
3. Villanova (9) 23-2 1518 1
4. Xavier (5) 23-3 1465 5
5. Cincinnati 23-2 1359 6
6. Purdue 23-4 1269 3
7. Texas Tech 21-4 1258 7
8. Ohio St. 22-5 1094 14
9. Gonzaga 23-4 1063 12
10. Auburn 22-3 1025 8
11. Clemson 20-4 945 16
12. Duke 20-5 942 9
13. Kansas 19-6 816 10
14. North Carolina 19-7 763 21
15. Saint Mary's (Cal) 24-3 683 11
16. Rhode Island 20-3 666 18
17. Arizona 20-6 594 13
18. Tennessee 18-6 580 15
19. Wichita St. 19-5 495 22
20. West Virginia 18-7 339 19
21. Texas A&M 17-8 241 -
22. Michigan 20-7 239 20
23. Oklahoma 16-8 152 17
24. Nevada 21-5 87 23
25. Arizona St 19-6 83 -
Others receiving votes: New Mexico St. 66, Florida 48, Creighton 44, Butler 43, Virginia Tech 29, Middle Tennessee 26, Alabama 22, Houston 16, Nebraska 15, Missouri 14, Miami 10, Kentucky 8, TCU 8, ETSU 5, Oklahoma St. 4, St. Bonaventure 3, Louisville 2, Vermont 1, Florida St. 1.


Coaches Poll - 2/12

RANK TEAM RECORD
1 Michigan St 24-3
2 Villanova 23-2
3 Virginia 23-2
4 Xavier 23-3
5 Cincinnati 23-2
6 Texas Tech 21-4
7 Purdue 23-4
8 Gonzaga 23-4
9 Ohio St 22-5
10 Duke 20-5
11 Auburn 22-3
12 Clemson 20-4
13 Kansas 19-6
14 Rhode Island 20-3
15 St. Mary's 24-3
16 North Carolina 19-7
17 Tennessee 18-6
18 Wichita St. 19-5
19 Arizona 20-6
20 West Virginia 18-7
21 Michigan 20-7
22 Arizona State 19-6
23 Oklahoma 16-8
24 Nevada 21-5
25 Creighton 18-7

Schools Dropped Out
No. 24 Kentucky, No. 25 Miami (Fla.).

Others Receiving Votes
Florida 57; Texas A&M 51; Middle Tennessee 32; New Mexico State 30; Houston 25; Miami (Fla.) 23; Butler 20; Nebraska 18; Virginia Tech 17; UCLA 6; Alabama 6; Loyola (Ill.) 6; Louisville 5; Kentucky 4; Seton Hall 3; TCU 2; East Tennessee State 1.


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