The college basketball season is in full swing and we are rapidly closing in on March. This week, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2022-23 season with the Week 15 AP Top 25 poll.
This week, the Alabama Crimson Tide jump up to two spots to claim the top spot in the men’s college basketball pool for the first time in 20 years after Purdue’s upset loss to Northwestern shook up the top of the rankings.
Houston remains at No. 2, while the top five is rounded out by Purdue, the UCLA Bruins, and defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks.
Alabama landed 38 first-place votes, while Houston received 22, and the Boilermakers with two.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?
The latest AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.
- Alabama (38)
- Houston (22)
- Purdue (2)
- Kansas State
- Saint Mary’s
- Iowa State
- San Diego State
- North Carolina State
Others Receiving Votes: Missouri 114, Northwestern 96, Illinois 84, Pittsburgh 82, Nevada 36, Oklahoma State 23, Texas A&M 16, Oral Roberts 9, Iowa 5, Arkansas 4, Rutgers 2, Charleston 1, Maryland 1, Boise State 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.