Nov 22, 2021 9:07 PM

Gonzaga, UCLA hold down top poll spots ahead of showdown

Posted Nov 22, 2021 9:07 PM

Gonzaga and UCLA continue their hold on the top two spots in The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, setting the stage for their highly anticipated showdown this week. Purdue also received a first-place vote to leap past Kansas into third, with the Jayhawks and Duke rounding out the first five. Purdue and Baylor moved up three spots within the top 10, and Alabama moved up four spots to forge a tie with SEC rival Kentucky. The biggest drop came with Michigan, which was fourth before a pair of losses sent coach Juwan Howard’s crew tumbling all the way to No. 20. Arizona, Seton Hall, BYU and Xavier entered the poll this week.

Record Pts Prv

1. Gonzaga (55) 4-0 1515 1

2. UCLA (5) 4-0 1443 2

3. Purdue (1) 5-0 1391 6

4. Kansas 3-0 1354 3

5. Duke 5-0 1225 7

6. Baylor 4-0 1154 9

7. Villanova 3-2 1090 5

8. Texas 3-1 1083 8

9. Memphis 4-0 1002 11

10. Alabama 4-0 880 14

10. Kentucky 3-1 880 13

12. Houston 3-0 861 15

13. Arkansas 3-0 754 16

14. Illinois 2-1 624 10

15. Tennessee 3-1 558 17

16. St. Bonaventure 5-0 517 22

17. Arizona 5-0 474 -

18. BYU 4-0 449 -

19. Auburn 3-0 374 21

20. Michigan 3-2 367 4

21. Seton Hall 3-0 363 -

22. UConn 4-0 342 23

23. Florida 3-0 294 24

24. Southern Cal 3-0 138 25

25. Xavier 4-0 102 -

Others receiving votes: Oregon 96, Virginia Tech 91, Ohio St. 89, North Carolina 75, Indiana 45, Michigan St. 44, Marquette 41, Colorado St. 30, Maryland 28, Texas Tech 26, Iowa 6, LSU 6, Florida St. 4, Mississippi St. 4, Drake 2, San Francisco 1, George Mason 1, Ohio 1, Loyola Chicago 1.