College Basketball Rankings 2018: Complete Week 16 AP Poll

It’s time for another busy week in the college basketball world and the Associated Press has released the brand new AP Top 25 Poll for Week 16.

As the conference tournaments loom around the corner, the Virginia Cavaliers reached the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll last week for the first time in more than 35 years. This week, the Cavaliers have strengthened their hold on the top spot with 42 first-place votes.

Duke jumped seven spots from No. 12 to No. 5 in the latest spot, while Kansas and North Carolina also made the move into the top ten.

Teams falling out of the top ten are Cincinnati, Auburn and Ohio State.

The Bearcats slipped from No. 5 to No. 11, Auburn went from No. 10 to No. 12 and the Buckeyes slipped eight spots all the way to No. 16.

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. Virginia (42)
  2. Michigan State (19)
  3. Villanova (4)
  4. Xavier
  5. Duke
  6. Texas Tech
  7. Gonzaga
  8. Kansas
  9. Purdue
  10. North Carolina
  11. Cincinnati
  12. Auburn
  13. Wichita State
  14. Arizona
  15. Clemson
  16. Ohio State
  17. Michigan
  18. Rhode Island
  19. Tennessee
  20. Nevada
  21. West Virginia
  22. Saint Mary’s
  23. Houston
  24. Middle Tennessee
  25. Florida State