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San Diego State moves to No. 4 in AP basketball poll, USA Today coaches poll

Posted at 11:20 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 14:46:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego State basketball broke into the top five on The Associated Press' Top 25 men's college basketball poll Monday.

SDSU jump three spots, ranking fourth behind Kansas, Gonzaga, and No. 1 Baylor. San Diego State also jumped two spots to fourth on USA Today's Coaches Poll.

The Aztecs are undefeated (19-0) this season and the only team still without a loss.

SDSU's ranking marks several milestones for the program's history:

  • Ties the highest AP Top 25 ranking for the Aztecs ever for the third time. The last No. 4 ranking came when NBA MVP Kawhi Leonard led SDSU to a 20-0 start to a school-best 34-3 record in 2010-2011;
  • SDSU's most points in an AP poll in a single week, with 1,422 points;
  • Tuesday's rank is 24th time SDSU has appeared in the AP Top-10

The Aztec's Saturday win over Nevada saw forward Yanni Wetzell rack up 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and guard Malachi Flynn tally 14 points of his own.

According to the AP, SDSU is the 11th team since 2010-11 to start the season 19-0. The last 10 teams to do so have all reached to NCAA Tournament, with four advancing to the Elite Eight.

Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Aztecs host the Wyoming Cowboys (5-15). SDSU took the last matchup with the Cowboys 72-52 on Jan. 8 for their sixteenth-straight win. In that game, SDSU held Wyoming to 40 percent or less shooting from the field.