College Basketball Rankings – AP Top 25 Week 16

It is that time of the week to announce the new Associated Press Top 25 for yet another week.

Keep in mind, we’ve seen a lot of things happen this week, and especially this weekend. Since Duke handled their business against North Carolina, they are the kings of the hill again, reclaiming their place atop the College Basketball rankings for the second time this year.

Tennessee let one slip in the hostile environment of Calipari’s Rupp Arena, as Kentucky handed a double-digit loss to the Vols on Saturday night and will fall outside of the top 4 for the first time this year. Now that they are Finally inside the top 4, Kentucky is looking to win out, wreak havoc in what’s left in the SEC regular season and eventual tournament, and prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the national tournament again.

The Gonzagas and Nevadas continue to creep up on the national rankings, making this final stretch of the season a little more interesting as we inch closer to March’s Selection Sunday. As we get closer to that day, here is the week 16 iteration of the Associated Press’s College Basketball Top 25.


AP Top 25 – Week 16

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  1. Duke (58)
  2. Gonzaga (6)
  3. Virginia
  4. Kentucky
  5. Tennessee
  6. Nevada
  7. Michigan
  8. North Carolina
  9. Houston
  10. Michigan State
  11. Marquette
  12. Kansas
  13. LSU
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Purdue
  16. Florida State
  17. Villanova
  18. Louisville
  19. Iowa State
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. Iowa
  22. Wisconsin
  23. Kansas State
  24. Maryland
  25. Buffalo

Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati (99), Wofford (32), Auburn (21), Washington (20), St. John’s (2), Mississippi St. (2), Mississippi (1), Yale (1).


Poll Methodology

The top 25 teams in the Associated Press’ College Basketball poll are determined on a point-based system. First place votes are noted in parentheses. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 for a second-place vote and so on through one point for the 25th-place vote and prior ranking.