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
POLL ALERT: Auburn climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 for first time; Davidson, Marquette enter as Texas, Loyola drop out.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) January 24, 2022
- Auburn (45)
- Gonzaga (15)
- Arizona (1)
- Michigan State
- Texas Tech
- Ohio State
- Iowa State
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.