Another busy week of action is in the books as the 2016-17 college basketball season rolls on through Week 5. On Monday, USA Today released its latest Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll and it was the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats who came out in the No. 1 spot. UCLA was also the biggest riser of the week, jumping seven spots to No. 2.
Kansas, Duke and North Carolina round out the top five, while last week’s No. 1, Kentucky, dropped six spots to No. 7.
The biggest loser of the week was the Xavier Musketeers, crashing out of the top ten and falling seven spots to No. 14.
Where does your favorite team rank in the latest Coaches Poll?
The full NCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll for Week 5 of the season can be seen below with first-place votes in parenthesis.
- Villanova (28)
- UCLA (1)
- Kansas (1)
- Duke (2)
- North Carolina
- Saint Mary’s
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
- Notre Dame
- Iowa State
No. 22 Maryland, No. 24 Syracuse, No. 25 Rhode Island.
Syracuse 48; Maryland 42; TCU 21; Southern California 15; Ohio State 14; Rhode Island 11; Texas A&M 8; Oklahoma State 7; Florida State 7; Colorado 7; Virginia Tech 7; Arkansas 6; California 6; Wichita State 5; Michigan State 4; IP-Fort Wayne 1; Central Florida 1; Valparaiso 1.