The AP top 25 college basketball rankings for Week 13 have been released.
Once again, there is a new team at the top of the rankings. For the first time since 1992, the Michigan Wolverines are ranked No. 1. The Wolverines made a Final Four run that year, however the wins were vacated due to NCAA violations.
Former No. 1 Duke fell to No. 5. Indiana and Florida both made big jumps, four spots each, to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. No. 2 Kansas moved up one spot.
No. 12 Louisville fell seven spots following two straight losses, to Villanova and Georgetown. No. 18 Kansas state also slid seven spots down following two straight losses of their own.
No. 24 Minnesota took the biggest hit of the week for their winless effort, falling 11 spots, from No. 12 to No. 23.
Virginia Commonwealth and Notre Dame both dropped out of the poll; No. 25 Marquette and No. 22 San Diego State replaced the two fallen teams in the top 25.
No. 14 Miami made the biggest jump, 11 positions, after dominating previous-No.1 Duke and Florida State.
Following is the complete top 25 (via ESPN):
|19||North Carolina State||16-4||431|
|22||San Diego State||16-4||302|
- Others receiving votes: Georgetown 121, UNLV 56, Wisconsin 45, UCLA 34, Arizona State 14, Notre Dame 12, Pittsburgh 10, Louisiana Tech 8, Villanova 6, Baylor 5, Iowa State 4, Memphis 4, Virginia Commonwealth 4, La Salle 3, Saint Mary’s 2, Colorado State 1
- Dropped from rankings: Virginia Commonwealth 19, Notre Dame 24