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NCAA Men's College Basketball Rankings: Minnesota Up To No. 15 In AP Poll

The Minnesota Golden Gopher men's basketball team had themselves a pretty good week, knocking off then eighth-ranked Purdue and going on to defeat Iowa as well. It looks as though the Associated Press has chosen to reward them for their efforts.

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The AP poll has just been released, and the Gophers come in this week at number 15 in the nation. That's a ten-spot jump for the Golden Gophers, as they came in at number 25 in last week's AP poll.

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The Gophers are one of Big Ten teams that find themselves in the Top 25 this week. The. . .(dramatic pause). . .Ohio State University have taken over as the nation's new #1 team with the loss by Duke this week. Purdue finds themselves right above the Gophers at number 14, while Michigan State and Wisconsin are sitting at number 17 and number 18, respectively. Illinois is also a top 25 team, coming in at a time for number 23 with the Georgetown Hoyas.

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When the results of the coaches poll are released, we'll have them right here for you.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.