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2017-18 Weekly College Basketball Poll Watch: Week 5

The week 5 college basketball polls were released Monday afternoon. Each week this will update Providence’s position, the Big East members in the polls and Providence’s non-conference opponents.

Here’s how the Big East and Providence’s non-conference opponents fared in this week’s polls and Kenpom ratings:

The Big East

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2017-18 Weekly College Basketball Poll Watch: Week 4

The week 4 college basketball polls were released Monday afternoon and Providence finds themselves in familiar territory getting some votes but not enough to crack either Top 25. The Big East has 3 teams in the AP Top 25, 4 teams in the USA Today Top 25 and 3 teams in the Kenpom ratings Top 25.

Here’s how the Big East and Providence’s non-conference opponents fared in this week’s polls and Kenpom ratings:

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AP 2017-18 Preseason Poll Released

The Associated Press released their preseason poll on Wednesday and Providence was among the group of schools who received some votes but not enough to crack the Top 25. The Friars got 34 votes and are ranked 30th by the 84 writers who cast ballots. The Big East has 3 schools inside the Top 25, including league favorite Villanova who is ranked 6th. The Friars’ first opponent at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games is Minnesota who is ranked 15th and Providence’s in-state rival finds themselves two spots in front of the Friars 9 days before the 2017-18 season kicks off across the country.

Here’s how the Big East and Providence’s non-conference opponents fared in this preseason poll:

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USA Today 2017-18 Preseason Coaches Poll Released

USA Today released their preseason Coaches Poll on Thursday and Providence was among the group of schools who received some votes but not enough to crack the Top 25. The Friars got 21 votes and are ranked 32nd by the 32 head coaches across Division I college basketball who cast ballots. The Big East has 3 schools inside the Top 25, including league favorite Villanova who is ranked 6th. The Friars’ first opponent at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games is Minnesota who is ranked 15th and Providence’s in-state rival finds themselves one spot in front of the Friars 22 days before the 2017-18 season kicks off across the country.

Here’s how the Big East and Providence’s non-conference opponents fared in this preseason poll:

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Weekly College Basketball Polls Update: March 14th

Week 19  of the college basketball polls — the final poll until after the NCAA Tournament concludes — have been released and Providence remains outside the Top 25, but receiving votes in both polls. Providence went 1-1 last week in the Big East Tournament with a win over Butler in the quarterfinals on Thursday and a loss to top-seeded Villanova on Friday in the semifinals. The Friars enter the NCAA Tournament at 23-10 as a 9 seed in the East Region. They play 8 seed USC on Thursday night in Raleigh. The Friars moved from t-31st last week in the AP Poll to 36th and from 27th to 28th in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll this week.

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Weekly College Basketball Polls Update: March 7th

Week 18 of the college basketball polls have been released and Providence got votes this week, but the Friars still aren’t back inside the Top 25 in either poll. Providence went 2-0 last week with a win on Senior Night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center against Creighton and a road win at Madison Square Garden against St. John’s to close the regular season at 22-9. The Friars finished the season 10-8 in Big East play and will take on Butler at Madison Square Garden on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. The Friars moved from NRV last week in the AP Poll to XXth and from 30th to 27th in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll this week.

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Weekly College Basketball Polls Update: February 29th

Week 17 of the college basketball polls have been released and Providence has dropped out of the USA Today Coaches’ Poll a week after dropping out of the AP Top 25. Providence went 1-1 last week with a loss at surging Seton Hall and a win over DePaul at home. The Friars are now 8-8 in Big East play and will take on Creighton at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Wednesday before finishing the regular season at Madison Square Garden against St. John’s. The Friars moved from 27th to receiving no votes in the AP Poll and from 24th to 30th in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll this week.

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