Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 3 AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball is in full swing and we are starting to get a good look at how programs across the country stack up against each other. On Monday, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2021-22 season with the Week 3 AP Top 25 poll.

Once again, the Gonzaga Bulldogs and UCLA Bruins top the rankings at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

Sitting in the third spot is the Purdue Boilermakers, who jumped up to No. 3 from No. 6 after an impressive 5-0 start to the season. Rounding out the top five is the Kansas Jayhawks and Duke Blue Devils.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 3 of the regular season can be seen below.

  1. Gonzaga (55)
  2. UCLA (5)
  3. Purdue (1)
  4. Kansas
  5. Duke
  6. Baylor
  7. Villanova
  8. Texas
  9. Memphis
  10. Kentucky
  11. Alabama
  12. Houston
  13. Arkansas
  14. Illinois
  15. Tennessee
  16. St. Bonaventure
  17. Arizona
  18. BYU
  19. Auburn
  20. Michigan
  21. Seton Hall
  22. UConn
  23. Florida
  24. USC
  25. Xavier

Others receiving votes: Oregon 96, Virginia Tech 91, Ohio State 89, North Carolina 75, Indiana 45, Michigan State 44, Marquette 41, Colorado State 30, Maryland 28, Texas Tech 26, LSU 6, Iowa 6, Mississippi State 4, Florida State 4, Drake 2, George Mason 1, San Francisco 1, Ohio 1, Loyola Chicago 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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