Cougars Move Up To #21 In AP Poll

The Houston Cougars jumped from #25 to 21st in this week’s AP Poll. UH received 296 points, almost double last week’s total.

Almost every voter included the Coogs on their ballot. Just two media members left UH off: Brian Holland of Baton Rouge and Dave Preston of DC.

The Cougars moved to #20 in the Coaches Poll.

Our poll tracker story from earlier:

Updated: 9:33 a.m.

This is our second season with the GoCoogs AP Top 25 Tracker. Each Monday, we will track the Cougars as AP voters post their ballots on Twitter, Instagram, or their outlet’s website. All “other notable ratings” have been updated after the USF game.

This week, we expect the Coogs to move up three spots to 22. The rankings are released around 11 a.m.

Current Point Total: 48
+/- Difference From Last Week: +24
Points Last Week: 151
Total Ballots So Far: 11/64
Ballots Left Off: 0/64

AP Voters That Have Released Their Ballot

Most recent ballots first:

Chris Murray: Nevada Sports Net
Murray gives the Coogs 3 new points as he moves Houston from NR to 23.

Jon Rothstein: CBS Sports
Jon moves the Coogs from NR to 25th.

Scott Richey: News Gazette
Richey moves the Coogs from NR to 22.

Sam Blum: Dallas Morning News
#20 – Up 2 spots

Rob Dauster: NBC
#19 – Up one spot from last week.

Rick Bozich: WDRB TV
#22 – Coogs move from NR on Bozich’s ballot.

Luke DeCock: News & Observer
#19 – unchanged from last week.

Jerry Carino: Asbury Park Press
#21 – up 3 places on Jerry’s ballot.

Mark Berman: Roanoke Times
#20 – Moves the Coogs up 3

Chad Leistikow: Des Moines Register
#23 – Cougars add 3 points from Chad Leistikow from the Des Moines Register. He had UH NR last week.

Seth Davis: The Athletic
#24 No change from Seth Davis:

Other Notable Ratings

NCAA NET: 33 (34)
KenPom: 20 (23)
T-Rank: 28 (28)
ESPN BPI: 26 (25)
Sagarin: 17 (16)
Massey: 20 (20)
Massey Composite: 23 (25)

Last week’s rating in parentheses.

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