Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2022: Week 12 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 12 AP Top 25 poll.

As we near the end of the month, the Auburn Tigers have overtaken the Gonzaga Bulldogs for the No. 1 spot. It is the first time that Auburn has claimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll.

The Arizona Wildcats, Baylor Bears, and Kansas Jayhawks round out the top five.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 12 of the regular season can be seen below.


AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll – Week 12

  1. Auburn (45)
  2. Gonzaga (15)
  3. Arizona (1)
  4. Baylor
  5. Kansas
  6. Purdue
  7. UCLA
  8. Houston
  9. Duke
  10. Michigan State
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Kentucky
  13. Texas Tech
  14. Villanova
  15. USC
  16. Ohio State
  17. Providence
  18. Tennessee
  19. LSU
  20. UConn
  21. Xavier
  22. Marquette
  23. Iowa State
  24. Illinois
  25. Davidson

Others receiving votes: BYU 120, Alabama 77, Texas 61, Colorado State 57, Florida State 50, Loyola Chicago 21, Oregon 19, Wake Forest 12, Murray State 10, Indiana 10, Iowa 8, TCU 6, Miami (FL) 4, Saint Mary’s 3, Boise State 3, Florida 3, Wyoming 2, Seton Hall 1, Iona 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.

Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 11 AP Top 25 Poll
Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 11 AP Top 25 Poll
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