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Outside the AP Top 25: Illinois, Georgia, and Iowa

Associated Press AP Poll Top 25 Update

The newly minted AP Top 25 poll is now out for men’s college basketball. This week, there was not much movement compared to previous weeks, but we still saw some shake-up in the poll.

Below we take a look at the movers and the teams who fell. There were no new teams who entered into the Top 25 this week.

Below we take a look at the Top 10 and who could make a move next week.

Who is on the Outside of AP Top 25? Illinois, Georgia and Iowa

The following teams received votes and are looking to make their way into the Top 25 quickly: Illinois (74), Oklahoma (71), Loyola Chicago (40), UConn (39), Georgia (22), West Virginia (6), Iowa (5), Minnesota (3), San Francisco (3), Davidson (3), Creighton (2).

These teams are the teams who are next in line if a team within the Top 25 drops a game. This is a shorter list than the last Top 25 as there were multiple receiving votes teams who lost in the past week.

Oklahoma has been playing some outstanding basketball this year, and I would expect they move in if someone drops this week. Illinois has a real shot at winning the big ten this year and have started to play well in the past few weeks.

Loyola Chicago and UConn have played well as of late but have a demanding schedule to close out the year. Look for San Francisco to be the WAC team that gives Gonzaga a game this year as they are playing great.

Upcoming Matchups to Watch this Week

Long Beach State vs UCLA #5; Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 6:30pm CST
USC #7 vs California; Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 10pm CST
Purdue #3 vs Penn State; Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 11am CST
Texas Tech vs Baylor #1; Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 6pm CST
Kansas #6 vs Texas Tech #25; Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 3pm CST
Miami FL vs Duke #2; Saturday, Jan. 15 2022 7pm CST

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