College basketball rankings

College basketball rankings

Following Stanford’s shock against the Wildcats, the Huskies advanced in the most recent AP Top 25 rankings. A familiar top three and a new ranking to complete the new top five were included in the first AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll of the 2024 calendar year, which was released on Monday. Purdue, Kansas,…

Following Stanford’s shock against the Wildcats, the Huskies advanced in the most recent AP Top 25 rankings.

A familiar top three and a new ranking to complete the new top five were included in the first AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll of the 2024 calendar year, which was released on Monday. Purdue, Kansas, and Houston held onto their positions at Nos. 1, 2, and 3, respectively, while Tennessee and UConn moved up one spot apiece to complete the top five.

College basketball rankings
College basketball rankings

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UConn has risen to its highest placing in the poll this season—No. 4—since it peaked at No. 2 the previous season. With six double-digit NCAA Tournament victories to round off the 2022–23 season, the defending national champions asserted their dominance in March Madness, and they’ve gotten off to a fast start in the 2023–24 season, going 11-2 with victories over Texas, Gonzaga, St. John’s, and North Carolina.

Voters continued to believe in the top three teams in the AP Top 25, despite the Huskies’ recent ascent. For the third week in a row, Purdue, Kansas, and Houston were the only teams to receive first-place votes in the poll. In a redesigned ranking set that was revised on Christmas Day, Purdue had 49 first-place votes this week, up from just 46 last week. Kansas and Houston received five and nine first-place votes, respectively, once again.

Somewhere else in the poll, North Carolina moved up from No. 9 to No. 8 for the week with back-to-back victories by double digits against Oklahoma and Charleston, while Kentucky achieved its highest ranking of the season at No. 6. Marquette also advanced three positions to No. 7. South. Arizona and Illinois completed the new top 10.

AP Top 25 

1. Purdue 

2. Kansas 

3. Houston 

4. UConn

5. Tennessee

6. Kentucky

7. Marquette

8. North Carolina

9. Illinois

10. Arizona

11. Oklahoma

12. BYU

13. Colorado State

14. Duke

15. Memphis

16. Clemson

17. FAU

18. Baylor

19. James Madison

20. Texas

21. Wisconsin

22. Ole Miss

23. Providence

24. Gonzaga

25. Auburn

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