College Basketball Rankings 2018: Complete Week 12 AP Poll

On Monday afternoon the latest AP Top 25 college basketball poll was released with plenty of movement at the top of the poll following another wild weekend of upsets, but the No. 1 team remained the same as the Villanova Wildcats held into the top spot for the third week in a row.

Villanova earned 63 of a possible 65 first-place votes.

No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 Purdue each each earned one first-place vote a piece, while Duke moved up one spot to No. 5. Rounding out the top five was the Kansas Jayhawks, which jumped from No. 10 to No. 5.

The Oklahoma Sooners, previously ranked No. 4, tumbled out of the top ten to No. 12.

Perhaps the most surprising note from the poll is the absence of the Kentucky Wildcats. It marks the first time since March 2014 that the Wildcats were left out of the men’s basketball AP Top 25 poll.

Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?

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

  1. Villanova (63)
  2. Virginia (1)
  3. Purdue (1)
  4. Duke
  5. Kansas
  6. Michigan State
  7. West Virginia
  8. Xavier
  9. Cincinnati
  10. North Carolina
  11. Arizona
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Ohio State
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Gonzaga
  16. Saint Mary’s
  17. Wichita State
  18. Clemson
  19. Auburn
  20. Florida
  21. Arizona State
  22. Tennessee
  23. Nevada
  24. Rhode Island
  25. Michigan

Others receiving votes: Miami 83, Louisville 81, TCU 45, Kentucky 38, Kansas St. 35, Seton Hall 25, Creighton 20, Florida St. 14, Houston 5, New Mexico St. 4, Boise St. 2, Providence 2