Purdue Men’s Basketball has never been ranked #1. Purdue has appeared in 375 weeks of the AP Poll, tied with Oklahoma for the 21st most appearances, but is one of only two teams in the top 25 of appearances (Maryland is the other) that has never been ranked No. 1. It has been ranked #2 for 10 weeks total, all coming in the 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. It even started 1987-88 ranked #2.
Going into 2021-22, expectations will be that high again. Jeff Goodman, college basketball writer for Stadium, has released his way-too-early top 25 on the eve of this season’s Championship game and expectations are.