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 7 AP Top 25 poll.
After what has been a whirlwind of a start to the season, the Baylor Bears have managed to hold on to the No. 1 for consecutive weeks.
Baylor is followed by the Duke Blue Devils, Purdue Boilermakers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins to round out the top five.
Where does your favorite team stand?
The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 7 of the regular season can be seen below.
AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll – Week 7
POLL ALERT: Baylor maintains No. 1 in men's college basketball AP Top 25; Arizona also gets a first-place vote.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) December 20, 2021
- Iowa State
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Seton Hill
- Colorado State
- Texas Tech
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65, West Virginia 57, Connecticut 55, Illinois 49, Loyola Chicago 42, Arkansas 9, Michigan 9, BYU 8, North Carolina 7, San Francisco 6, Wake Forest 5, Oklahoma State 4, Virginia Tech 4, Iowa 3, Minnesota 3, Creighton 2, Memphis 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.