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AP Top 25 College Basketball Rankings – Week 5


The 2016-17 college basketball season is officially in full swing and the Associated Press has released the latest AP Top 25 poll for Week 5.

Entering the week as the new No. 1 team in the nation is defending national champion Villonova, receiving 57 first-place votes. UCLA was also one of the biggest winners in the latest poll, moving up nine spots to No. 2. Rounding out the top five is Kansas, Baylor and Duke, while previous No. 1 Kentucky fell to No. 6.

Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?

The full AP Top 25 college basketball rankings for Week 4 can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:

  1. Villanova (57)
  2. UCLA (2)
  3. Kansas
  4. Baylor (6)
  5. Duke
  6. Kentucky
  7. North Carolina
  8. Gonzaga
  9. Indiana
  10. Creighton
  11. Louisville
  12. Saint Mary’s
  13. Xavier
  14. Virginia
  15. West Virginia
  16. Butler
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Purdue
  19. South Carolina
  20. Arizona
  21. Florida
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Notre Dame
  24. Oregon
  25. Iowa State

Others receiving votes: Syracuse 45, Southern Cal 43, Ohio St. 40, TCU 33, Florida St. 18, Virginia Tech 11, California 10, Maryland 9, Valparaiso 7, Wichita St. 5, Temple 3, Michigan St. 3, Minnesota 1, IPFW 1, UNC Wilmington 1

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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