Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 8 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 8 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 yet another week, while the remainder of the top five was unchanged.

The Duke Blue Devils, Purdue Boilermakers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and UCLA Bruins round out the top five.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 8 of the regular season can be seen below.

AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll – Week 8

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

Others receiving votes: Illinois 72, Oklahoma 62, West Virginia 52, Loyola Chicago 39, Connecticut 34, Michigan 7, Colorado 5, San Francisco 4, Wake Forest 4, Davidson 2, Iowa 2, Memphis 1, Creighton 1, Minnesota 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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