Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 15 AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball season is officially in full swing and March Madness is just around the corner. With the latest week of action from the new season under our belts, the Associated Press announced the AP Top 25 for Week 15 of the regular season.

Gonzaga continues to sit at No. 1 with 59 first-place votes.

The Michigan Wolverines jump to No. 2, while the Baylor Bears, Illinois Fighting Illini, and Iowa Hawkeyes round out the top five.

Ohio State, meanwhile, drops out of the top five from No. 4 to No. 7.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full Week 15 top 25 AP Poll can be seen below.

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

Others receiving votes: BYU 101, USC 88, Clemson 47, Florida 24, Tennessee 19, St. Bonaventure 16, Oregon 15, Missouri 13, Wichita State 11, Maryland 9, Toledo 8, Connecticut 5, Belmont 5, Winthrop 4, North Carolina 4, UCLA 2, Louisville 2, UC Santa Barbara 1, Drake 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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