Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2020: Week 2 AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball season is officially underway. With the first taste of the action from the new season under our belts, the Associated Press announced the first AP Top 25 of the regular season.

Gonzaga holds the top spot with 57 first-place votes followed by the Baylor Bears. Rounding out the top five is the Iowa Hawkeyes, Wisconsin Badgers, and Illinois Fighting Illini.

Villanova went crashing out of the top five following a shocking upset loss, falling from No. 3 to No. 12.

Kentucky was also a big faller, dropping from No. 10 to No. 20.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full Week 2 top 25 AP Poll can be seen below.

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Iowa
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Illinois
  6. Duke
  7. Kansas
  8. Michigan State
  9. Creighton
  10. Houston
  11. West Virginia
  12. Villanova
  13. Tennessee
  14. North Carolina
  15. Virginia
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Texas
  18. Texas Tech
  19. Richmond
  20. Kentucky
  21. Oregon
  22. Florida State
  23. Ohio State
  24. Rutgers
  25. Arizona State

Others receiving votes: Michigan 90, San Diego State 86, Saint Louis 69, Louisville 55, Alabama 52, Florida 45, Indiana 38, UCLA 14, Maryland 9, Providence 7, Stanford 7, Connecticut 6, Clemson 4, LSU 3, Arkansas 2, Loyola Chicago 1, TCU 1, Colorado 1, BYU 1


About the Associated Press Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP’s final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.

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