The official Texas Tech Basketball ranking in the AP Top 25 poll and the Coaches poll.
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Texas Tech University’s men’s basketball team is currently ranked number 7 in the nation according to the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Red Raiders have been consistently ranked in the AP poll throughout the 2018-2019 season and are currently on a 14 game winning streak. This success is due in part to the team’s star players, Jarrett Culver and Matt Mooney, who are both averaging over 15 points per game. If you’re a fan of college basketball, be sure to catch a Texas Tech game!
The History of Texas Tech Basketball
Texas Tech University’s men’s basketball team has enjoyed a long, rich tradition of success. The Red Raiders have been competing on the hardwood for nearly 100 years, and in that time, they have established themselves as one of the premier programs in the country.
Texas Tech has won 20 conference championships and made 29 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2019. The Red Raiders have also produced a number of NBA players, including recent All-Stars Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.
Texas Tech’s basketball program began in 1925, when the school’s first coach, E.Y.”Bully” Freeman, led the team to a 6-3 record. The following year, Texas Tech joined the Southwest Conference and began competing against some of the best teams in the country.
The Red Raiders had some early success in the conference, but it was not until 1950 that they truly established themselves as a powerhouse. That year, Texas Tech won its first SWC championship and made its first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Red Raiders would go on to win four more SWC titles over the next decade.
In 1976, Texas Tech hired Bob King as its head coach. King would lead the Red Raiders to new heights, winning four conference championships and making eight NCAA Tournament appearances in his 15 seasons at the helm.
In 1991, Texas Tech hired Jimmy Williams as its head coach. Williams led the Red Raiders to six NCAA Tournament appearances in his seven seasons at Texas Tech , including a trip to the Elite Eight in 1996.
In 1998, Texas Tech hired Bob Stoops as its head coach. Stoops would go on to lead the Red Raiders to two more conference championships and eight more NCAA Tournament appearances before leaving for Oklahoma in 2007.
In 2008, Texas Tech hired Billy Gillispie as its head coach . However , Gillispie was unable to duplicate Stoops’ success , and he was fired after just two seasons . In 2010 , Gillispie was replaced by Tubby Smith .
The Current Texas Tech Basketball Team
The current Texas Tech Basketball team is ranked as the number one seed in the NCAA tournament. They are currently 31-5 overall and 16-4 in the Big 12 conference.
The Rankings of Texas Tech Basketball
The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team is currently ranked as the number one team in the nation. They are the only team in the Big 12 Conference to be ranked in the top 25, and they are also one of only four teams from Texas to be ranked in the top 25. The Red Raiders have a record of 21-4, and their last loss was against then-No. 10 West Virginia on January 13th.
As of right now, the current ranking for Texas Tech Basketball is #3. This is based off of their recent string of wins and losses.