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.
POLL ALERT: Wisconsin, Illinois climb into top 5 in AP Top 25 after Gonzaga, Baylor, Iowa; Villanova, Virginia fall; Va. Tech, Richmond in.
Full poll >> https://t.co/4bHmrXazFw
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 30, 2020
- Michigan State
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Virginia Tech
- Texas Tech
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- 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.