Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2022: Week 4 AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball season is in full swing and one month is in the books. On Monday, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2022-23 season with the Week 4 AP Top 25 poll.

This week, there is a new No. 1 team in the country as Houston takes over the top spot in the rankings for the first time in 39 years. Kelvin Sampson’s squad picked up 45 first-place votes.

Sitting at No. 2 is the Texas Longhorns with 8 first-place votes, while the remaining two first-place votes went to No. 3 Virginia.

The Arizona Wildcats and Purdue Boilermakers round out the top 5.

The Boilermakers jumped a whopping 19 spots in the rankings and picked up 8 first-place votes.

Former No. 1 North Carolina fell 17 spots to No. 18.

Where does your favorite team stand as we prepare for another season?

The latest AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.

  1. Houston (45)
  2. Texas (8)
  3. Virginia (2)
  4. Arizona
  5. Purdue (8)
  6. Baylor
  7. Creighton
  8. UConn
  9. Kansas
  10. Indiana
  11. Arkansas
  12. Alabama
  13. Tennessee
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Auburn
  16. Illinois
  17. Duke
  18. North Carolina
  19. Kentucky
  20. Michigan State
  21. UCLA
  22. Maryland
  23. Iowa State
  24. San Diego State
  25. Ohio State

Others Receiving Votes: TCU 45, Iowa 31, Charleston 20, West Virginia 14, Mississippi State 12, Texas Tech 11, Michigan 8, Wisconsin 6, UNLV 6, Arizona State 6, Miami (FL) 5, Oklahoma 2, Missouri 2, New Mexico 1, Kansas State 1, St. John’s 1, Virginia Tech 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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