Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 5 AP Top 25 Poll



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 5 AP Top 25 poll.

After what has been a whirlwind of a start to the season, we have yet another new No. 1 team in the country after the undefeated Purdue Boilermakers jumped to the top of the poll, earning all 61 first-place votes.

The Baylor Bears jumped two spots to No. 2, while the Duke Blue Devils dropped from the top of the rankings to No. 3. UCLA and Gonzaga round out the top five.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 5 of the regular season can be seen below.

  1. Purdue
  2. Baylor
  3. Duke
  4. UCLA
  5. Gonzaga
  6. Villanova
  7. Texas
  8. Kansas
  9. Alabama
  10. Kentucky
  11. Arizona
  12. Arkansas
  13. Tennessee
  14. Houston
  15. UConn
  16. USC
  17. Iowa State
  18. Auburn
  19. Michigan State
  20. Florida
  21. Ohio State
  22. Wisconsin
  23. Seton Hall
  24. BYU
  25. LSU

Others receiving votes: Colorado State 90, Xavier 78, Illinois 71, North Carolina 55, St. Bonaventure 37, Oklahoma 29, Memphis 14, Iowa 12, Michigan 11, San Francisco 10, Loyola Chicago 4, Indiana 3, Texas Tech 2

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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