Jan. 13, 2014
PITTSBURGH—For the first time this season, the University of Pittsburgh enters the national college basketball rankings at No. 22 in the Associated Press poll and at No. 21 in the USA Today coaches’ poll.
In the Associated Press poll, Pitt is now ranked No. 22 with 299 total votes. Since the 2001-02 season, Pitt has been ranked among the nation’s AP top-25 in 78 percent of the national polls (174 of 222 weeks). Additionally, Pitt has been ranked among the nation’s top-10 teams for at least one week in 11 of the past 13 seasons. The last time Pitt was ranked in the AP poll was on March 18, 2013 at No. 20. Pitt is one of three ACC teams listed in the rankings including No. 2 Syracuse and No. 23 Duke.
In the USA Today coaches’ poll, Pitt is rated No. 21 with 144 total votes. The last time Pitt was ranked in the USA Today poll was at No. 19 on March 11, 2013. Pitt is one of three ACC teams ranked including No. 2 Syracuse and No. 20 Duke.
On a five-game win streak, Pitt (15-1) is a perfect 3-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Panthers are back in action on Tuesday night at Georgia Tech. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET. on ESPNU.
AP poll: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings/_/year/2014/poll/1
USA Today poll: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaab/polls/