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Lobos crack Top 10 in national polls entering NCAA Tournament (view polls)

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It took the entire season, but the New Mexico Lobos will officially enter the NCAA Tournament as a Top 10 team.

Monday’s release of the final Associated Press Top 25 poll of the season had UNM ranked No. 10 after its run to a Mountain West Tournament championship last week in Las Vegas, Nev. UNM is tied with Michigan for the No. 10 spot, both having received 989 total points.

UNM is 29-5 overall and enters the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed playing No. 14 Harvard on Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Lobos appeared on all 65 AP voter ballots with a high ranking of No. 7 and a low of No. 16.

The Lobos are also ranked No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll, which was released Sunday night. UNM was No. 15 in last week’s AP poll and No. 14 in the coaches poll.

No other Mountain West team appeared in either poll, though Colorado State and UNLV received votes in both polls.

CLICK HERE to view how Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer’s AP Top 25 ballot looked Monday morning.

Here is a look at both polls:

Associated Press Top 25

The March 11 AP Top 25 poll with record, total points and previous ranking:

    1. Gonzaga (31-2) 1,604 – 1 (45 first place votes)
    2. Louisville (29-5) 1,579 – 4 (20 first place votes)
    3. Kansas (29-5) 1,459 – 7
    4. Indiana (27-6) 1,410 – 3
    5. Miami (27-6) 1,353 – 9
    6. Duke (27-5) 1,297 – 2
    7. Ohio State (26-7) 1,243 – 10
    8. Georgetown (25-6) 1,204 – 5
    9. Michigan State (25-8) 1,038 – 8
    t10. New Mexico (29-5) 989 – 15
    t10. Michigan (26-7) 989 – 6
    12. Kansas State (27-7) 903 – 11
    13. Saint Louis (27-6) 810 – 16
    14. Florida (26-7) 768 – 13
    15. Marquette (23-8) 646 – 12
    16. Syracuse (26-9) 626 – 19
    17. Oklahoma State (24-8) 595 – 14
    18. Wisconsin (23-11) 528 – 22
    19. Memphis (30-4) 424 – 20
    20. Pittsburgh (24-8) 293 – 17
    21. Arizona (25-7) 259 – 18
    22. Creighton (27-7) 215 – 23
    23. Notre Dame (25-9) 198 – 24
    24. UCLA (25-9) 189 – 21
    25. Oregon (26-8) 172 – NR
    Others receiving votes: VCU 163, North Carolina 51, UNLV 38, Butler 17, Florida State 14, Ole Miss 13, St. Mary’s 11, Belmont 11, Colorado State 10, Wichita State 5, Montana 1.

CLICK HERE to view Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer’s AP ballot submitted Monday morning.

USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll

The March 18 USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll with record, total points and previous ranking:

    1. Gonzaga (31-2) 774 – 1 (30 first place votes)
    2. Louisville (29-5) 743 – 4 (1 first place vote)
    3. Kansas (29-5) 703 – 6
    t4. Indiana (27-6) 639 – 3
    t4. Miami (27-6) 639 – 10
    6. Ohio State (26-7) 611 – 9
    7. Duke (27-5) 609 – 2
    8. Georgetown (25-6) 543 – 5
    9. Michigan State (25-8) 496 – 7
    10. New Mexico (29-5) 465 – 14
    11. Michigan (26-7) 441 – 8
    12. Florida (26-7) 420 – 11
    13. Saint Louis (27-6) 398 – 16
    14. Kansas State (27-7) 370 – 12
    15. Memphis (30-4) 323 – 17
    16. Marquette (23-8) 291 – 13
    17. Wisconsin (23-11) 276 – 23
    18. Syracuse (26-9) 263 – 20
    19. Oklahoma State (24-8) 240 – 15
    20. Arizona (25-7) 183 – 18
    21. Creighton (27-7) 142 – 24
    22. Pittsburgh (24-8) 123 – 19
    23. VCU (26-8) 97 – 22
    24. Oregon (26-8) 66 – NR
    24. St. Mary’s (27-6) 63 – 21
    Others receiving votes:UCLA 46, North Carolina 37, Notre Dame 26, Belmont 21, Mississippi 10, Butler 9, Colorado State 5, UNLV 3.

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