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College basketball rankings: Alabama jumps to No. 6 in new AP Top 25 poll, Oklahoma up to No. 7

A busy weekend in college basketball has set the stage for some adjustments in the rankings, as the top five teams remained the same but Alabama moved up to No. 6 and Oklahoma jumped to No. 7 in the new AP Top 25 released on Monday.

With Baylor on pause and Gonzaga going 2-0 against Saint Mary’s and San Diego with a 29-point average margin of victory between the wins, there was no change with the Bulldogs at No. 1 with 60 first-place votes and the Bears at No. 2 with four first-place votes. What we did see is some voters moving around the rest of the top five with No. 5 Illinois closing the gap with No. 4 Ohio State, but the Buckeyes held on to their top-four status in the wake of a tough home defeat to No. 3 Michigan in one of the best games of the year.

Houston fell from No. 6 to No. 12 after losing to Wichita State during the week and Virginia fell from No. 7 to No. 15 after losing to both Florida State and Duke. That opened the door for Alabama to move up two spots to No. 6, with No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Villanova and No. 9 Iowa to all move up two spots as well.

West Virginia’s thrilling comeback win against Texas in Austin on Saturday set the stage for a three-spot move up for the Mountaineers to No. 10 and a two-spot drop from the Longhorns down to No. 14. Another Big 12 result from Saturday allowing for some shifting in the rankings was Kansas, now up to No. 17 just two weeks removed from seeing a 12-year AP poll ran snapped, beating Texas Tech, which dropped from No. 15 to No. 18 after the loss.

No. 19 USC and No. 25 Tennessee lost over the weekend but held on to their spots in the rankings as no teams fell out of the rankings after this week’s balloting.

Check out the full AP Top 25 below: 

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Gonzaga (60) 22-0 1,596 1
2 Baylor (4) 17-0 1,540 2
3 Michigan 16-1 1,472 3
4 Ohio State 18-5 1,370 4
5 Illinois 16-5 1,356 5
6 Alabama 18-5 1,196 8
7 Oklahoma 14-5 1,150 9
8 Villanova 14-3 1,132 10
9 Iowa 17-6 1,088 11
10 West Virginia 15-6 1,014 13
11 Florida State 13-3 967 16
12 Houston 18-3 921 6
13 Creighton 16-5 836 14
14 Texas 13-6 730 12
15 Virginia 15-5 690 7
16 Virginia Tech 14-4 545 18
17 Kansas 17-7 532 23
18 Texas Tech 14-7 477 15
19 Southern California 18-4 423 17
20 Arkansas 17-5 346 24
21 Loyola Chicago 19-4 288 22
22 San Diego State 17-4 222 25
23 Wisconsin 16-8 200 21
24 Missouri 14-6 149 20
25 Tennessee 15-6 145 19

   Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 92, Belmont 80, Purdue 53, Oregon 53, LSU 32, BYU 19, Drake 19, UCLA 17, Clemson 13, Colorado 8, North Carolina 6, Wichita St. 6, Boise St. 5, Toledo 4, UC Santa Barbara 2, Western Kentucky 2, Winthrop 2, Xavier 2.



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