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College basketball AP, Coaches Polls for Week 3 of 2020-21 season

Texas and Richmond get their rewards for big wins by being added to the list.

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Drew Timme celebrates with teammates in the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Just like everyone assumed by early December of this college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats are in neither Top 25 poll and the Richmond Spiders are at No. 19. Just like you thought they would be.

The big movers this week include a Lonestar State twosome of the Houston Cougars and Texas Longhorns. The Coogs advance thanks to wins over No. 17 Texas Tech and South Carolina, while UT-Austin’s big wins over Indiana, North Carolina, and Villanova shoot them up to No. 13 in the AP and No. 12 via the Coaches.

Both San Diego State and Louisville are added to the AP list, which costs Oregon and Kentucky their rankings. The Coaches didn’t do a poll after a short week to open the season, so this is their first update of the regular season.

Here are the AP and Coaches Polls for Week 3 of the 2020-21 college basketball season:

AP Poll

Week 3 AP Hoops Poll

Rank Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
Rank Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
1 Gonzaga (54) 3-0 1518 -
2 Baylor (7) 3-0 1470 -
3 Iowa 3-0 1385 -
4 Michigan State 5-0 1296 +4
5 Kansas 4-1 1195 +2
6 Illinois 3-1 1104 -1
7 Houston 4-0 1090 +3
8 Creighton 3-0 1068 +1
9 Villanova 4-1 1033 +3
10 Duke 2-1 954 -4
11 West Virginia 4-1 918 -
12 Tennessee 0-0 767 +1
13 Wisconsin 3-1 750 -9
Texas 4-1 750 +4
15 Virginia Tech 4-0 688 +1
16 North Carolina 3-1 547 -2
17 Texas Tech 4-1 541 -
18 Virginia 3-1 474 -3
19 Richmond 2-0 419 -
20 Florida State 1-0 350 +2
21 Rutgers 3-0 293 +3
22 Ohio State 3-0 287 +1
23 Arizona State 3-1 218 +2
24 San Diego State 4-0 123 +2
25 Louisville 4-0 122 +1

Coaches Poll

Week 3 Coaches Hoops Poll

Rank Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
Rank Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
1 Gonzaga (23) 3-0 788 +1
2 Baylor (8) 3-0 774 -1
3 Iowa (1) 3-0 717 +3
4 Michigan St 5-0 679 +8
5 Kansas 4-1 585
6 Villanova 4-1 581 -3
7 Creighton 3-0 561 +4
8 Houston 4-0 529 +10
9 Illinois 3-1 525 +1
10 West Virginia 4-1 471 +5
11 Duke 2-1 458 -3
12 Texas 4-1 407 +10
13 Wisconsin 3-1 361 -6
14 North Carolina 3-1 331 +2
15 Virginia Tech 4-0 315
16 Tennessee 0-0 311 -2
17 Texas Tech 4-1 310 -4
18 Virginia 3-1 268 -14
19 Richmond 2-0 198 +13
20 Ohio St. 3-0 176 +4
21 Florida State 1-0 167 -3
22 Rutgers 3-0 161 +1
23 Arizona State 3-1 121 -6
24 Louisville 4-0 95 +2
25 Florida 3-0 83 +2