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#AztecMBB Lands at No. 5 in Latest Rankings

The Aztecs moved up to 5th in both the AP Top 25 and <i>USA Today</i> Coaches Poll on Monday.
The Aztecs moved up to 5th in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll on Monday.

Jan. 27, 2014

SAN DIEGO - After winning its 17th-consecutive game and beginning Mountain West play with seven-straight victories, the San Diego State men's basketball team moved up two more spots to No. 5 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll on Monday.

It is the highest SDSU has been ranked in the AP poll since landing at No. 4 on Jan. 24, 2011, which was the highest ranking in school history. It is program's highest ranking in the Coaches poll since being 5th on March 14, 2011.

No. 5/5 San Diego State (18-1, 7-0 MW) is ranked in the top 10 for the ninth-consecutive week, and is coming off road victories at San Jose State, 75-50, on Jan. 22, and in overtime at Utah State, 74-69, on Saturday. The Aztecs' 17-game winning streak is the fourth longest active streak in the nation, trailing only No. 4/3 Wichita State (21), No. 1/1 Arizona (19) and No. 2/2 Syracuse (19). Rounding out this week's top-5 is No. 3/4 Florida.

It is SDSU's second-longest all-time winning streak, behind the 20-consecutive victories to begin the 2010-11 season. The Aztecs have also won nine-straight road/neutral-site games, which is tied for the nation's longest active streak. In addition, San Diego State is 16-1 in its last 17 overtime games, and has won 10-consecutive games in the month of January.

The Aztecs, who were picked to finish fourth in the MW Preseason Media Poll, play host to Colorado State on Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 4:05 p.m. PT at Viejas Arena. With a win, head coach Steve Fisher will earn his 300th victory at San Diego State.