Aztecs Ranked No. 5 in Latest Polls

SDSU men's hoops team has won 17 straight games.

View Comments ()



    Getty Images
    Xavier Thames, right, and Skylar Spencer of the San Diego State stand at midcourt during a recent game against Boise State.

    San Diego State’s men’s basketball team just keeps on climbing the polls.

    The Aztecs are ranked No. 5 in the latest AP and USA Today Coaches polls, jumping from No. 7 in both polls a week ago.

    After Saturday night’s overtime win over Utah State, the Aztecs (18-1) have won 17 straight games and are a perfect 7-0 in the Mountain West Conference.

    It’s SDSU’s highest ranking since jumping to No. 4 in the AP poll on Jan. 24, 2011. That year, the Aztecs won 20 games to start the season – the only longer winning streak in school history.

    They return home to play Saturday afternoon against Colorado State. The game starts at 4 p.m. at Viejas Arena.

    Follow NBC 7 for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts