The college basketball season is officially in full swing. With the latest week of action from the new season under our belts, the Associated Press announced the first AP Top 25 of the regular season.
Gonzaga continues to hold the No. 1 spot with 63 of a possible 64 first-place votes.
Rounding out the top five is the Baylor Bears, Villanova Wildcast, Texas Longhorns, and Iowa Hawkeyes.
Where does your favorite team stand?
The full Week 8 top 25 AP Poll can be seen below.
- West Virginia
- Texas Tech
- Virginia Tech
- Ohio State
- Saint Louis
Others receiving votes: Alabama 173, UCLA 137, Colorado 96, Florida State 74, USC 48, Rutgers 46, Drake 42, Michigan State 34, Oklahoma State 28, Arkansas 24, San Diego State 10, Boise State 8, Florida 7, Xavier 7, LSU 7, Northwestern 6, Tulsa 5, North Carolina State 5, Indiana 2, Winthrop 2, Belmont 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.