Jan 24, 2023

Purdue back at No. 1 in AP Top 25, K-State No. 5

Posted Jan 24, 2023 12:13 PM

Purdue is back at No. 1 in the AP Top 25. Alabama is right behind the Boilermakers. Purdue returned to the top spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, moving up two spots after Houston’s loss to Temple. The Boilermakers received 39 first-place votes after a volatile week where just two teams kept the same spot from a week ago. Alabama climbed two spots to No. 2, its highest ranking since reaching No. 1 in 2002-03. Houston, Tennessee and Kansas State round out the top five.

Record Pts Prv

1. Purdue (39) 19-1 1527 3

2. Alabama (23) 17-2 1511 4

3. Houston 18-2 1333 1

4. Tennessee 16-3 1298 9

5. Kansas St 17-2 1254 13

6. Arizona 17-3 1195 11

7. Virginia 15-3 1160 10

8. UCLA 17-3 1155 5

9. Kansas 16-3 1117 2

10. Texas 16-3 980 7

11. TCU 15-4 875 14

12. Iowa St. 14-4 817 12

13. Xavier 16-4 807 8

14. Gonzaga 17-4 784 6

15. Auburn 16-3 699 16

16. Marquette 16-5 600 20

17. Baylor 14-5 497 21

18. Coll of Charleston 21-1 445 18

19. UConn 16-5 372 15

20. Miami 15-4 328 17

21. FAU 19-1 271 24

22. Saint Mary's 18-4 254 -

23. Providence 15-5 194 22

24. Clemson 16-4 169 19

25. New Mexico 18-2 156 -

Others receiving votes: Duke 102, Indiana 61, San Diego St. 57, Rutgers 31, Kent St. 24, North Carolina 12, Michigan St. 10, Arkansas 9, Illinois 9, Creighton 9, Missouri 8, Wisconsin 6, NC State 4, Kentucky 3, Boise St. 2, VCU 2, Wake Forest 1, Oral Roberts 1, Memphis 1.