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Nebraska basketball cracks Top 25 | KTIC Radio

Nebraska basketball cracks Top 25

Nebraska basketball cracks Top 25
Courtesy/AP. Nebraska's Isaac Copeland Jr. (14) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Nebraska won 75-60. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Lincoln – On the heels of a 7-1 start, the Nebraska men’s basketball team is ranked 24th in the Associated Press poll released Monday. It marks the first time that the Huskers are nationally ranked by the AP since Nov. 17, 2014.

The Huskers had been ranked in the USA Today coaches poll in the first two releases this season while this week’s poll comes out later today.

The Huskers, whose 7-1 start is the program’s best since the 2003-04 season, are one of seven Big Ten teams ranked this week. NU is joined by Michigan (5), Michigan State (10), Wisconsin (12), Iowa (18), Ohio State (19) and Maryland (23). In addition, Purdue and Indiana are also receiving votes in Monday’s poll. It marks the second straight week that seven Big Ten teams are ranked. Prior to last week, that had not happened since Feb. 9, 1999.

Nebraska is coming off a 2-0 week with a 68-66 win at Clemson, which is receiving votes in Monday’s poll and a 75-60 home win over Illinois. The Huskers are in action twice this week, traveling to Minnesota on Wednesday before hosting Creighton, which is also receiving votes this week, on Saturday.

1. Gonzaga (43) 8-0 1578 1
2. Kansas (19) 6-0 1539 2
3. Duke (1) 7-1 1463 3
4. Virginia (1) 7-0 1367 4
5. Michigan 8-0 1339 7
6. Nevada 8-0 1300 5
7. Tennessee 6-1 1238 6
8. Auburn 6-1 1154 8
9. Kentucky 7-1 1070 10
10. Michigan St. 6-2 915 9
11. Florida St. 6-1 871 15
12. Wisconsin 7-1 809 22
13. Texas Tech 7-0 783 20
14. North Carolina 6-2 782 11
15. Virginia Tech 6-1 675 13
16. Kansas St. 6-1 629 12
17. Buffalo 7-0 515 21
18. Iowa 6-1 417 14
19. Ohio St. 7-1 385 16
20. Arizona St. 7-0 384 _
21. Villanova 6-2 356 23
22. Mississippi St. 6-1 243 25
23. Maryland 7-1 204 24
24. Nebraska 7-1 176 _
25. Furman 8-0 101 _
Others receiving votes: Purdue 100, Syracuse 62, Marquette 47, Iowa St. 46, Texas 44, Creighton 42, St. John’s 39, Houston 30, NC State 14, Indiana 13, Arizona 12, Clemson 11, Louisville 11, Radford 9, TCU 9, Arkansas 3, Notre Dame 3, Oregon 3, UCLA 3, Boston College 2, Florida 2, Davidson 1, Oklahoma 1.

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