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Houston Cougars men's hoops ranked in top 25 in national polls

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POSTED: December 11, 2018 -- 7:28 a.m. CST

The Houston Cougars (8-0) returned to the Top 25 in both national polls Monday afternoon. Houston received 102 points to stand at No. 22 in the latest USA TODAY Coaches' poll and earned 173 points to rank No. 24 in the latest Associated Press poll.

This marks the second straight season that Houston was ranked nationally. A year ago, the Cougars finished the 2017-18 season at No. 21 in the final Associated Press and at No. 22 in the final USA TODAY Coaches' poll.

Houston has not been ranked in back-to-back seasons since 1983-84 -- the Phi Slama Jama Era.

Houston's next game is Wednesday, December 12, against LSU, at 8 p.m., inside the Fertitta Center.

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