Ole Miss Rebels in the basketball rankings

By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal

Marshall Henderson’s heroics and the Rebels’ win streak haven’t gone noticed only by the SEC.

Coming off wins over Vanderbilt and Arkansas last week, Ole Miss is back in the polls for the first time in three years. AP lists Ole Miss at No. 23, the USA Today coaches poll at No. 24. Last week Ole Miss was receiving votes in both polls.

The ranking is the Rebels’ first since Feb. 2, 2010 when they fell out of the polls after an 85-75 loss at Kentucky.

That Ole Miss team finished 24-11, 9-7 in the SEC, and reached the NIT semifinals in New York.

This morning, Henderson was named SEC player of the week.

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The AP Top Twenty Five
The Associated Press
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
Record Pts Prv
1. Duke (39) 16-1 1,578 3
2. Michigan (11) 17-1 1,539 5
3. Kansas (7) 16-1 1,486 4
3. Syracuse (8) 17-1 1,486 6
5. Louisville 16-2 1,348 1
6. Arizona 16-1 1,270 7
7. Indiana 16-2 1,211 2
8. Florida 14-2 1,181 10
9. Butler 16-2 1,146 13
10. Gonzaga 17-2 994 8
11. Kansas St. 15-2 927 16
12. Minnesota 15-3 905 9
13. Michigan St. 16-3 831 18
14. Ohio St. 13-4 701 11
15. New Mexico 16-2 659 19
16. Oregon 16-2 624 21
17. Creighton 17-2 611 12
18. NC State 15-3 587 14
19. VCU 16-3 433 22
20. Wichita St. 17-2 363 —
21. Cincinnati 16-3 322 —
22. Missouri 13-4 234 17
23. Ole Miss 15-2 172 —
24. Notre Dame 15-3 123 20
25. Miami 13-3 93 —

Others receiving votes: Marquette 92, Wisconsin 55, UCLA 41, UNLV 32, Wyoming 28, San Diego St. 26, Colorado St. 7, Memphis 6, Georgetown 4, Iowa St. 3, North Carolina 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Bucknell 1, Pittsburgh 1.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 20, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Duke (20) 16-1 755 3
2. Kansas (8) 16-1 732 4
3. Michigan (1) 17-1 712 5
4. Syracuse (2) 17-1 699 6
5. Louisville 16-2 633 1
6. Arizona 16-1 609 7
7. Florida 14-2 588 9
8. Indiana 16-2 576 2
9. Butler 16-2 523 13
10. Gonzaga 17-2 454 8
11. Michigan State 16-3 439 17
12. Creighton 17-2 376 10
13. Kansas State 15-2 372 18
14. Minnesota 15-3 343 12
15. Ohio State 13-4 342 11
16. VCU 16-3 305 19
17. New Mexico 16-2 304 21
18. N.C. State 15-3 234 15
19. Oregon 16-2 211 —
20. Cincinnati 16-3 179 24
21. Wichita State 17-2 145 —
22. Missouri 13-4 130 16
23. Notre Dame 15-3 84 20
24. Ole Miss 15-2 69 —
25. San Diego State 14-4 60 14

Others receiving votes: Miami 49, Wisconsin 42, UNLV 23, Marquette 20, Wyoming 17, Colorado State 16, Oklahoma State 7, Iowa State 5, Pittsburgh 5, UCLA 5, Bucknell 3, Illinois 3, Georgetown 2, Stephen F. Austin 2, Middle Tennessee 1, Saint Mary’s 1.