RENO, Nev.(KOLO) - The University of Nevada men’s basketball team is No. 24 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls released February 12, 2018. The Wolf Pack is 21-5 on the season and atop the Mountain West standings at 10-2.
The Pack plays two road games this week at Boise State on Wednesday and Utah State on Saturday. The BSU game will air on ESPNU at 8 p.m. PT and the USU game is at 3 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network. Just two home games remain on Feb. 21 versus SJSU and Feb. 25 with Colorado State. To purchase tickets go to NevadaWolfPack.com or call 775-348-PACK.
Nevada had now appeared in the polls four times this season. The Pack was No. 23 last week and 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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