NCAA Basketball Rankings: Kansas Takes Over No. 1 Spot In AP Top 25 Poll

We have a new Number 1 team in the latest edition of the NCAA Basketball Rankings. Kansas has taken over the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll after previously-undefeated Ohio State lost to Wisconsin on Saturday. The Jayhawks are 24-1 on the year and have won seven games in a row after a loss to Texas on January 22. They secured the top spot this weekend by blowing out lowly Iowa State.

Kansas picks up 22 first-place votes, which was enough to propel them to the top spot. Ohio State drops to No. 2 in the rankings with just 14 first-place votes, while Texas stays at No. 3 despite having more first-place votes than Kansas (23), a 10-0 start in Big 12 play and a head-to-head win over Kansas. 

Pittsburgh also received six votes for the No. 1 spot after a win at Villanova on Saturday, but they remain at No. 4. Duke, San Diego State, BYU and Note Dame follow in the same spots as they were last week, while Georgetown and Purdue round out the top 10. Villanova took the biggest fall, dropping from No. 9 to No. 15.

Xavier is the only newcomer to the poll, coming in at No. 24. The Musketeers replace West Virginia, who were No. 25 last week.

Here are the complete rankings.

No. School Record Points Prev
1 Kansas (22) 24-1 1549 2
2 Ohio State (14) 24-1 1536 1
3 Texas (23) 22-3 1535 3
4 Pittsburgh (6) 23-2 1478 4
5 Duke 23-2 1348 5
6 San Diego State 25-1 1256 6
7 Brigham Young 24-2 1217 7
8 Notre Dame 21-4 1212 8
9 Georgetown 20-5 1103 11
10 Wisconsin 19-5 1044 13
11 Purdue 20-5 941 14
12 Arizona 21-4 795 15
13 Connecticut 19-5 786 10
14 Florida 20-5 775 17
15 Villanova 19-6 710 9
16 Louisville 19-6 683 16
17 Syracuse 20-6 496 12
18 Vanderbilt 18-6 471 23
19 North Carolina 18-6 420 20
20 Missouri 19-6 404 19
21 Texas A&M 19-5 377 22
22 Kentucky 17-7 320 18
23 Temple 19-5 208 24
24 Xavier 18-6 83 34
25 Utah State 23-3 75 21

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: West Virginia(16-8) 58; St. Mary's(22-4) 52; Coastal Carolina(24-2) 32; UCLA(18-7) 32; George Mason(21-5) 28; St. John's(15-9) 26; Washington(17-7) 23; Alabama(16-8) 13; Florida State(18-7) 11; Marquette(15-10) 6; Baylor(16-8) 5; Belmont(23-4) 5; Colorado State(17-7) 5; Minnesota(17-8) 4; UNLV(18-7) 3

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