An overtime home win over Stony Brook dropped Vanderbilt down to #20 in last week's Coaches' Poll. This week, their first loss of the season helped them rise up to #13.
The Commodores rose back up the top 25 rankings after a runner-up performance in the Maui Inviational. Vanderbilt stomped St. John's and Wake Forest before falling to #6 Kansas in the tournament finale. Kevin Stallings's team proved to be one of the deepest in the nation last week; 12 different 'Dores scored in games against three different high-major opponents.
Kentucky, who Vanderbilt will face in January, held the top spot in the rankings. Texas A&M was the only other SEC team to make it to the top 25. They debuted in the Coaches' poll at #20.
And who's that also receiving votes? Former Vanderbilt assistant King Rice has MAAC powerhouse Monmouth on the fringe of the top 25 after beating Notre Dame and Southern California last week.
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (29)||6-0||797||1||1/2|
|2||Maryland Terrapins (3)||5-0||759||2||2/3|
|3||Michigan State Spartans||6-0||720||4||4/13|
|4||Iowa State Cyclones||4-0||652||5||5/7|
|5||Duke Blue Devils||6-1||642||3||3/4|
|9||North Carolina Tar Heels||5-1||549||8||1/8|
|15||West Virginia Mountaineers||6-0||299||22||22/23|
|20||Texas A&M Aggies||6-1||175||30||–|
|Also Receiving Votes: Utah 62; Connecticut 53; California 43; Indiana 35; LSU 29; Notre Dame 25; George Washington 17; Dayton 11; Saint Mary?s 10; Davidson 10; UNLV 9; Pittsburgh 8; Monmouth 5; Iowa 5; South Carolina 4; Northern Iowa 3; Florida 2; Wichita State 2; Texas-El Paso 1.|
|Dropped Out: No. 13 California, No. 14 Indiana, No. 17 LSU, No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 20 Wichita State, No. 21 Connecticut.|