RENO, Nev. (KOLO) After capturing the outright Mountain West regular season basketball championship for the second year in the row last week, Nevada is ranked No. 22 in the latest college basketball polls released on Monday. It is the fifth consecutive week the 26-6 Wolf Pack have appeared in the national polls and seventh week this season.
Last week the Pack was 21st in both polls and the previous week appeared 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.