RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – After earning a share of the Mountain West regular season title with a pair of home victories, the University of Nevada basketball team is No. 21 in the latest college basketball polls. The 25-5 Wolf Pack moved up one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll and are also 21 on the Associated Press Poll. The 2017 and 2018 MW regular season titles give Nevada back-to-back titles for the first time since the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons when competing in the Western Athletic Conference.
Nevada has appeared in the polls six times this season and in four consecutive weeks. Last week the Pack achieved its highest ranking of the season at No. 20 in the AP Poll and were No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
In the Feb. 12 polls the Pack were No. 24 in both polls and No. 23 in the Feb. 5 polls. Nevada appeared at No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll on Dec. 4. In the Jan. 22 AP Poll the Wolf Pack was 23rd and received votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Nevada is the first nationally-ranked team from the Mountain West since March 2015 (Boise State, No. 25 in AP Top 25 and San Diego State, No. 25 in USA Today Coaches Poll).
Prior to this season, the last time the Pack was ranked in the top 25 was the final Coaches Poll of the 2006-07 season on Apr. 3, 2007. Nevada finished the year 21st in that poll. The last ranking in the AP Poll was March 12, 2007 at No. 15. The AP does not conduct an end of the year poll.
In the 2006-07 season Nevada appeared in the Coaches Poll 20 times and attained the highest ranking in school history at No. 9 in the Feb. 27, 2007 poll. The Pack was ranked for 19 weeks in the Associated Press poll that same season.
Prior to this year Nevada has appeared in the national polls in just three seasons; 2004-05, 2005-06 and in 2006-07.
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