Rutgers men's basketball has been on a tear recently, and the AP Top 25 poll has awarded them for their efforts.
In the latest rankings, the Scarlet Knights have come in at No. 24 following their 64-56 win over Minnesota on Sunday. According to CBS' Gary Parrish, it is the first time since 1979 that Rutgers has been in an AP ranking.
Led by fourth-year head coach Steve Pikiell, Rutgers has won eight of their last 10 games, which comes to a 14-4 record. They are also third in the Big Ten behind Michigan State and Illinois, while owning a perfect 13-0 home record at the RAC.
Rutgers doesn't have an overall stud on their roster, but instead they play very good team basketball. Ron Harper Jr. is their leading scorer at 11.8 points per game, yet Geo Baker leads the team in assists (3.9) and steals (1.7). Their center, Myles Johnson, also leads the team with 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
The Scarlet Knights have the chance to boost their rankings on Wednesday when they face off against No. 19 Iowa on the road at 9 p.m.