Associated Press AP Poll Top 25 Update
The newly minted AP Top 25 poll is now out for men’s college basketball, and there was quite a bit of movement within the poll.
Below we take a look at the movers and the teams who fell. This is a poll where not a ton of movement happened overall.
How did the Rest of the Top 10 Look?
Most of the movement in the Top 10 revolved around the first five teams. Purdue ran through their schedule and bumped up two spots to #1. Baylor moved up two spots to be the #2 ranked team in the country after both Duke and Gonzaga lost.
Duke fell just behind Baylor to #3 in the country. UCLA bumped up a single spot to #4, and Gonzaga fell back to #5.
After those five teams, the next few held firm. Villanova held firm at #6, Texas and Kansas did not move from their #7 and #8 slots, respectively.
We had a new entrant into the Top 10 as Alabama made a huge jump up seven spots all the way to #9. Thus, Kentucky got bumped down a spot to #10 in the country.
Who is on the Outside?
The following teams received votes and are looking to make their way into the Top 25 quickly: Colorado St. (90), Xavier (78), Illinois (71), North Carolina (55), St. Bonaventure (37), Oklahoma (29), Memphis (14), Iowa (12), Michigan (11), San Francisco (10), Loyola Chicago (4), Indiana (3), and Texas Tech (2).
These teams are the teams who are next in line if a team within the Top 25 drops a game. Look for Colorado State to have a big week and have a good chance to move into the rankings. As these teams start conference play, the teams will start to cannibalize themselves a little.
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