For the 51st polling week in a row, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team is ranked in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 Poll. WVU did fall a spot to No. 21 in the AP and USA Today Coaches polls despite losing a close game at Kansas and defiantly beating TCU at home.
WVU is ranked No. 21 in this week's AP poll, the 51st consecutive week WVU has been ranked. pic.twitter.com/95NGBgshxZ— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) February 19, 2018
Two other teams from the Big 12 join the Mountaineers (19-8, 8-6) in the rankings. Texas Tech moved up to No. 6 in the AP but fell a spot to No. 7 in the Coaches Poll. Kansas jumped five spots to No. 8 in both the Coaches and AP polls. Oklahoma fell out of both polls, but did receive votes, as did Baylor, Kansas State and TCU.
The 51-week streak is the fourth-best active streak in men’s D-1 college basketball and is tied for the 71st-best all time. For a good reference, Bob Huggins guided his Cincinnati program to a 54-week streak from 1998-2001.