Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2022-23: Week 18 AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball regular season is winding down and we are days away from Selection Sunday with the conference tournaments underway. This week, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2022-23 season with the Week 18 AP Top 25 poll.

Continuing to sit atop the poll is the Houston Cougars, who picked up 58 first-place votes despite being pushed to the limit on Sunday and needed a buzzer-beater against Memphis to keep their winning streak alive.

UCLA, meanwhile, jumps two spots to No. 2 while the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks hold firm at No. 3.

The Alabama Crimson Tide slipped two spots to No. 4, while the Purdue Boilermakers round out the top five.

Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?

The latest AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.

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  1. Houston (58)
  2. UCLA (3)
  3. Kansas
  4. Alabama
  5. Purdue
  6. Marquette
  7. Texas
  8. Arizona
  9. Gonzaga
  10. Baylor
  11. UConn
  12. Kansas State
  13. Virginia
  14. Miami
  15. Xavier
  16. Saint Mary’s
  17. Tennessee
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Indiana
  20. San Diego State
  21. Duke
  22. TCU
  23. Kentucky
  24. Creighton
  25. Missouri

Others Receiving Votes: Oral Roberts 54, Florida Atlantic 53, Utah State 32, Providence 26, Iowa State 23, Northwestern 16, West Virginia 15, Toledo 10, Pittsburgh 10, Charleston 9, Michigan State 9, VCU 8, Boise State 7, Iowa 5, USC 5, Vanderbilt 3, Maryland 3, Memphis 3, Arkansas 2, North Texas 1, Drake 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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