Historic High: Butler basketball No. 6 in polls

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 07:42:03-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler's basketball team is in rarefied territory. The Bulldog men are ranked No. 6 in both major college basketball polls released Monday.

In the AP poll, It's the highest ranking in the long history of Butler's basketball program. In the coaches ranking, Butler was number-two at the end of the 2010 and 2011 seasons when it was the national runner-up.

In the Associated Press poll, Butler jumped from No. 11 last week to No. 6. In the coaches poll, the Bulldogs climbed fromNo. 10 to No. 6.

Butler is ranked highest among teams in its conference, The Big East, jumping over Villanova to get there.

Overall, the team is 14-1 and 2-0 in conference play, with its next game coming up on Friday at Providence. The Bulldogs only loss came at Baylor, which is ranked No. 4 in both polls.

Butler's success is the result of its defense, holding opponents to just 54-points per-game.