Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 12 AP Top 25 Poll

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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 AP Top 25 for Week 12 of the regular season.

Gonzaga continues to hold the No. 1 spot with 55 of a possible 63 first-place votes, while Baylor continues to sit at No. 2. Michigan, Ohio State, and Villanova round out the top five.

The AP Top 25 doesn’t have Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, or Kansas ranked for the first time since 1961.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full Week 11 top 25 AP Poll can be seen below.

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Michigan
  4. Ohio State
  5. Villanova
  6. Illinois
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Houston
  9. Virginia
  10. Missouri
  11. Alabama
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Texas
  14. West Virginia
  15. Iowa
  16. Tennessee
  17. Florida State
  18. Virginia Tech
  19. Creighton
  20. USC
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Loyola Chicago
  23. Oklahoma State
  24. Purdue
  25. Rutgers

Others receiving votes: Colorado 41, San Diego State 38, Xavier 37, UCLA 35, Florida 29, Louisville 28, Belmont 25, Kansas 18, Drake 16, Minnesota 12, North Carolina 8, St. John’s 7, Toledo 6, Clemson 6, Arkansas 3, Boise State 3, Saint Louis 2, UAB 1, Virginia Commonwealth 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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