For the first time in three weeks, there’s a change in the top three teams in the country. Tennessee and Duke stayed No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the latest AP Poll, but Gonzaga moved up to the No. 3 spot. Virginia dropped one spot to No. 4 after falling short against Duke’s hot shooting in Charlottesville, and Kentucky stayed put at No. 5.
Michigan State fell out of the top 10 after losing to Illinois, but rebounded with a win over Minnesota to land at No. 11 this week. The Big East only has two teams ranked, but both — No. 10 Marquette and No. 13 Villanova — are in the top-15.
The Big Ten and ACC led the way with six teams apiece ranked this week, followed by the Big 12 with four and the SEC with three.
Only one team — then No. 25 Cincinnati — fell out of the rankings this week after they lost to now-No. 9 Houston. This opened up a spot for K-State, the current leader in the Big 12 at 8-2 in conference play.
Check out the full poll below:
AP Poll – Week 15
|11||Michigan State||Big Ten||19-5||9|
|15||Texas Tech||Big 12||19-5||18|
|18||Kansas State||Big 12||18-5||NR|
|23||Iowa State||Big 12||18-6||17|