BYU reached its highest AP Poll ranking of the season as the Cougars moved from 14 to 12 in the latest poll released Monday. BYU has been ranked 6 consecutive weeks — surpassing the 5 weeks BYU was ranked in Mark Pope’s inaugural 2019-2020 season — and is the most weeks BYU has been ranked in a season since the Jimmer Fredette era. 12 ties the highest AP ranking in the Mark Pope era.
BYU stomped Wyoming Saturday to finish non-conference play 12-1. BYU is ranked 2 in NET and 3 in KenPom and leads the nation with a 28.8 point differential per game.
BYU opens Big 12 play when it hosts Cincinnati Saturday night in Provo. The Bearcats are 11-2 and boast a big frontline that leads one of the nation’s best rebounding teams. Six Big 12 teams are ranked in the AP top 25, headlined by Kansas at 2 and undefeated Houston at 3. Houston is one of 3 undefeated teams along with James Madison and Ole Miss.