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BYU basketball receives votes in latest AP poll

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BYU forward Matt Haarms (3) celebrates after BYU defeated San Diego State in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in San Diego.

Dennis Poroy, AP

After their upset win over the then-No. 18 San Diego State Aztecs last Friday, the BYU Cougars received votes in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Monday morning.

The Cougars received nine votes, effectively ranking them 35th in the country. For some perspective of how many teams received votes, Purdue also got nine, and nine additional teams received fewer votes than that.

With its loss to BYU, San Diego State dropped out of the Top 25, but is essentially ranked 26th, as it received 146 votes.

The Cougars’ West Coast Conference foe Gonzaga remained No. 1 in the poll after it soundly defeated then-No. 3 Iowa last Saturday. Iowa dropped one spot to No. 4 Monday.

Baylor remained No. 2, Kansas jumped up two spots to No. 3, and Villanova rounds out the top five. Michigan State dropped from No. 4 to No. 12 after it lost to Northwestern on Sunday.

A week after the Pac-12 had no teams in the Top 25, Oregon barely cracked it, coming in at No. 25. That said, after the conference had four teams that received votes a week ago, it had just two this week, Colorado (13) and UCLA (3).