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 16 AP Top 25 poll.
This week, we once again have a new No. 1 with the Houston Cougars returning to the top spot. Houston leapfrogged last week’s No. 1 team, Alabama, which drops to No. 2.
Rounding out the top five is defending national champion Kansas, the UCLA Bruins, and Purdue Boilermakers.
Houston picked up 48 first-place votes out of a possible 63, while the Crimson Tide and Jayhawks received 7 apiece.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?
The latest AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.
POLL ALERT: Houston back to No. 1 in men's AP Top 25, Alabama at No. 2; Northwestern makes season poll debut at No. 21.
Full poll: https://t.co/ZJG5mgWZhI pic.twitter.com/GlKnQj4Fii
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) February 20, 2023
- Houston (48)
- Alabama (7)
- Kansas (7)
- Kansas State
- Saint Mary’s
- San Diego State
- Iowa State
- Texas A&M
Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina State 54, Pittsburgh 34, Maryland 14, Oral Roberts 14, Kentucky 12, Boise State 12, Arkansas 6, Florida Atlantic 6, Charleston 4, Missouri 3, Duke 3, Illinois 2, Kent State 2, Nevada 1, Oklahoma 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.