Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa State 21st, Iowa 25th in men's basketball coaches poll

First time the two are ranked together in last three seasons

The Iowa men's basketball team gathers at midcourt to celebrate its 93-84 win over Nebraska Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
The Iowa men's basketball team gathers at midcourt to celebrate its 93-84 win over Nebraska Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Despite an 86-70 loss at Purdue last Wednesday, Iowa remains in the USA TODAY men’s basketballl coaches poll.

The Hawkeyes are 25th, ranked for the eighth-straight week. They beat then-No. 23 Nebraska Sunday in Iowa City, 93-84.

Iowa State is a newcomer to the poll, entering at 21st after a 69-63 win at Oklahoma State last Wednesday and a 77-60 home victory last Saturday over Kansas, which fell from sixth to ninth as a result.

This is the first week Iowa State and Iowa have both been ranked in the poll since the final rankings of the 2015-16 season.

The Hawkeyes visit Northwestern (8 p.m. Wednesday) and host No. 17 Ohio State (1:30 p.m. Saturday) this week. The Cyclones travel to Baylor at 6 p.m. Tuesday and host Kansas State at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Men's basketball coaches poll: Jan. 7, 2019

1. Virginia (13-0)

2. Duke (12-1)

3. Tennessee (12-1)

4. Michigan (15-0)

5. Michigan State (13-2)

6. Gonzaga (14-2)

7. Virginia Tech (13-1)

8. Texas Tech (13-1)

9. Kansas (12-2)

10. Auburn (11-2)

11. Nevada (14-1)

12. North Carolina (11-3)

13. Florida State (12-2)

14. Mississippi State (12-1)

15. Houston (15-0)

16. North Carolina State (13-1)

17. Ohio State (12-2)

18. Kentucky (10-3)

19. Marquette (12-3)

20. Buffalo (13-1)

21. Iowa State (12-2)

22. Oklahoma (12-2)

23. St. John's (14-1)

24. Indiana (12-3)

25. Iowa (12-3)

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