SDSU MBB Ranked No. 13/15 In National Polls
Feb. 13, 2012
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's basketball team (20-4, 6-2 Mountain West) remained at No. 13 in the Associated Press Top 25 and fell to No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, which were released on Monday. It marks the eighth straight week the Aztecs have appeared in the AP Top 25 and the seventh consecutive appearance in the coaches' poll.
Last Saturday, the Aztecs dropped a close 65-63 decision to then-No. 14 UNLV. Trailing by 13 early in the second half, SDSU rallied back to take a one-point lead with 1:25 remaining in the game. The Runnin' Rebels retook the lead and held on for the win, resulting in a three-way tie between the Scarlet and Black, UNLV and New Mexico atop the Mountain West.
San Diego State is one of 18 programs in the country to have been ranked in each of the last eight AP Top-25 polls. That streak dates back to the final poll of last year, released on Dec. 26, 2011. Overall, the Aztecs have been ranked in 27 of the last 34 AP polls dating back to last season.
The Aztecs are back in action Wednesday when they play host to New Mexico, which is receiving votes in both polls, at Viejas Arena. The teams are meeting for the second time this season, with SDSU recording a 75-70 victory in Albuquerque, N.M., on Jan. 18. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network.