College Basketball Rankings – AP Top 25 Week 18

As there always is, we have some considerable adjustments to make on the Associated Press Top 25 list. The season is just about over, with only a handful of regular season games left. We are finally in March, and boy does that feel grand to scream to the mountaintops with the Madness just around the corner.

This week, we saw four of the top 10 teams in the nation take a loss to a lesser opponent. The battered and Zion-less No. 3 Duke Blue Devils lose a shocker at No. 20 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, unranked Indiana knocked off Big Ten rival No. 6 Michigan State in their assembly hall, No. 4 Kentucky dropped the ball in their second meeting with No. 7 Tennessee by suffering a 19-point blowout at Rocky Top, and No. 8 Houston was delivered a monumental five-point upset at the hands of the unranked UCF Knights.

Those and some other big happenings took place inside the Top 25, like how Utah State took down No. 12 Nevada, albeit, with some post-game court-storming controversy, while unranked Villanova got their revenge against the Markus Howard-led No. 10 Marquette Golden Eagles in an upset.

Conference championship play begins for some but as of the moment, the season isn’t over just yet. With that in mind, here is another AP Top 25 list, updated in Week 18.


AP Top 25 – Week 18

  1. Gonzaga (42)
  2. Virginia (21)
  3. North Carolina
  4. Duke (1)
  5. Tennessee
  6. Kentucky
  7. Michigan
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Michigan State
  10. LSU
  11. Purdue
  12. Houston
  13. Kansas
  14. Florida State
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Marquette
  17. Nevada
  18. Kansas State
  19. Buffalo
  20. Cincinnati
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Wofford
  23. Villanova
  24. Maryland
  25. UCF

Other Receiving Votes: Auburn (43), Mississippi St. (25), Iowa St. (21), Utah St. (17), Washington (14), VCU (14), Louisville (12), New Mexico St. (8), Baylor (7), Belmont (7), Old Dominion (3).


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.