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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Moves up 7 spots to No. 10 in Week 2 AP Poll

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UPDATED: November 30, 2020 -- 5:43 p.m. CT

POSTED: November 30, 2020 -- 5:33 p.m. CT

After a 3-0 start to the 2020-'21 season, the Houston Cougars Men's Basketball program has moved into the Top 10 in Week 2 of the Associated Press poll.

The Cougars received 949 points -- an increase of 511 points -- compared to the 438 points Houston received in the Week 1 AP poll.

This marks the second time in the last three seasons that Houston stood among the nation's Top 10.

During the 2018-19 season, the Coogs appeared in the AP Top 10 for three straight weeks, eventually finishing ranked 11th, after advancing to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.

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Houston opened the 2020-'21 season with an 89-45 home win over the Lamar Cardinals on Wednesday, November 25th. Next, Houston defeated Boise State 68-58 Friday, November 27th. Then, Houston capped off its week with a 64-53 neutral-site win over Texas Tech on November 27 in Fort Worth, TX. Texas Tech was ranked 14th in the AP's Week 1 poll.

Houston's next game will be Saturday, December 5th, versus South Carolina, inside Fertitta Center. The matchup is part of the American Athletic Conference / SEC Alliance.

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