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.
POLL ALERT: Boiler up! Purdue jumps to No. 1 in the AP Top 25, followed by Baylor, Duke, UCLA and Gonzaga; Alabama into top 10; Ohio State and LSU in.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) December 6, 2021
- Iowa State
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Seton Hall
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.