The college basketball season is in full swing and three months are in the books. This week, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2022-23 season with the Week 12 AP Top 25 poll.
This week, there was a major shakeup in the poll with the Purdue Boilermakers returning to No. 1. Alabama also jumped two spots to No. 2, while Houston fell from the top spot to No. 3.
The Tennessee Volunteers jumped five spots to No. 4, and the Kansas State Wildcats lept eight positions to round out the top five.
Heading in the wrong direction is the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks, who dropped seven spots to No. 9. And in a rare sight for college basketball fans, the Gonzaga Bulldogs plummeted out of the top 10 to No. 14.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?
The latest AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.
POLL ALERT: Purdue, Alabama, Houston, Tennessee top latest AP Top 25 after major shakeup, Kansas State jumps to No. 5, Gonzaga out of top 10.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) January 23, 2023
- Purdue (39)
- Alabama (23)
- Kansas State
- Iowa State
- Florida Atlantic
- Saint Mary’s
- New Mexico
Others Receiving Votes: Duke 102, Indiana 61, San Diego State 57, Rutgers 31, Kent State 24, North Carolina 12, Michigan State 10, Creighton 9, Illinois 9, Arkansas 9, Missouri 8, Wisconsin 6, North Carolina State 4, Kentucky 3, VCU 2, Boise State 2, Memphis 1, Wake Forest 1, Oral Roberts 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.