1st AP hoops rankings are released

Kentucky is in 4th spot
Blue squad's Oscar Tshiebwe, left, dunks near White squad's Bryce Hopkins during Kentucky's...
Blue squad's Oscar Tshiebwe, left, dunks near White squad's Bryce Hopkins during Kentucky's NCAA college basketball scrimmage in Lexington, Ky., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/James Crisp)(James Crisp | AP)
Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The first college basketball games are just over two weeks away and the first Associated Press Top 25 rankings came out Monday afternoon.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason 2021-22 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2020-21 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last year’s final ranking

Record Pts Prv

1. North Carolina (47) 0-0 1532 -

2. Gonzaga (12) 0-0 1479 1

3. Houston (1) 0-0 1404 15

4. Kentucky (2) 0-0 1364 7

5. Kansas 0-0 1200 3

5. Baylor 0-0 1200 4

7. Duke 0-0 1168 9

8. UCLA 0-0 1093 11

9. Creighton 0-0 1060 -

10. Arkansas 0-0 1026 17

11. Tennessee 0-0 880 5

12. Texas 0-0 844 25

13. Indiana 0-0 745 -

14. TCU 0-0 735 -

15. Auburn 0-0 623 8

16. Villanova 0-0 578 6

17. Arizona 0-0 543 2

18. Virginia 0-0 462 -

19. San Diego St. 0-0 394 -

20. Alabama 0-0 281 -

21. Oregon 0-0 260 -

22. Michigan 0-0 229 -

23. Illinois 0-0 215 19

24. Dayton 0-0 170 -

25. Texas Tech 0-0 122 12

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 112, UConn 101, Miami 66, Purdue 56, Saint Louis 36, Michigan St. 35, Florida St. 32, Xavier 29, Wyoming 25, Ohio St. 23, Iowa 13, Rutgers 4, Southern Cal 3, Florida 3, Toledo 1, UAB 1, Memphis 1, Virginia Tech 1, Notre Dame 1.

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