Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2022-23: Week 17 AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball season is in full swing and we are days away from March and the conference tournaments. This week, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2022-23 season with the Week 17 AP Top 25 poll.

The top five teams in the country remained unchanged, with the Houston Cougars holding onto the top spot and earning 49 first-place votes. Alabama sits at No. 2 with five first-place nods, while defending national champion Kansas checks in at No. 3 with the remaining 8 first-place votes.

Rounding out the top five are the UCLA Bruins and Purdue Boilermakers.

Marquette is one of the big movers this week, knocking on the door of the top five and checking in at No. 6 after moving up four spots in the poll. Virginia, meanwhile, has plummeted out of the top 10 after falling 7 spots to No. 13. Pitt sits at No. 25 and enters the AP Top 25 for the first time in over half of a decade.

Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?

The latest AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.

  1. Houston (49)
  2. Alabama (5)
  3. Kansas (8)
  4. UCLA
  5. Purdue
  6. Marquette
  7. Baylor
  8. Arizona
  9. Texas
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Kansas State
  12. Tennessee
  13. Virginia
  14. UConn
  15. Indiana
  16. Miami
  17. Saint Mary’s
  18. San Diego State
  19. Xavier
  20. Providence
  21. Maryland
  22. TCU
  23. Kentucky
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Pittsburgh

Others Receiving Votes: Creighton 87, Duke 78, Oral Roberts 40, Northwestern 39, Florida Atlantic 25, Iowa State 20, Nevada 17, Missouri 16, Arkansas 7, North Carolina State 6, Charleston 6, Clemson 5, Memphis 4, Boise State 3, VCU 1, West Virginia 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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