Purdue completed a clean sweep of the college basketball rankings on Monday, when the Boilermakers reached No. 1 in the Coaches Poll after also landing the top spot in the . It marks a historic day for the program, which was No. 2 in last week's Coaches Poll.
The Boilermakers knocked off Iowa and Florida State last week to improve to 8-0. They play at Rutgers on Thursday and host NC State on Sunday. If Purdue beats NC State, it will be three wins away from an undefeated run in non conference games this season. After a disappointing first-round exit from last season's NCAA Tournament in a loss to No. 13 seed North Texas, the hot start has shown just how much of a threat Purdue could be to make a deep run this postseason. The Boilermakers have not yet reached a Final Four under 17th-year coach Matt Painter. But this team looks capable of reaching that milestone.
Other notable movers in this week's Coaches Poll included Arizona rising three spots to No. 8 amid a 7-0 start. The Wildcats are three spots higher in the Coaches Poll than in the AP poll this week.
The top 25 teams in USA Today college basketball Coaches Poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
Also receiving votes: Colorado State 79; Illinois 41; St. Bonaventure 34; Texas Tech 29; Xavier 24; San Francisco 21; Michigan 18; Memphis 15; Providence 13; Iowa 13; North Carolina 12; Indiana 10; Oklahoma 7; Minnesota 7; Weber State 3; Wake Forest 2; Wyoming 1; Utah Valley 1; Loyola-Chicago 1.