Houston remained No. 1 while UCLA climbed to No. 2 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll of the regular season.
The Cougars (29-2) earned 58 first-place votes to three for the Bruins (27-4), who have won 10 straight games with their defeat of Arizona on Saturday night.
Kansas (25-6), Alabama (26-5) and Purdue (26-5) round out the top five.
No. 21 Duke (23-8) rejoined the Top 25 this week after falling out in mid-January. The Blue Devils won six straight to close out the regular season.
Marquette (25-6), Texas (23-8), Arizona (25-6), Gonzaga (26-5) and Baylor (22-9) complete the top 10.
Texas A&M was the week’s biggest climber, jumping six spots to No. 18. The Aggies (23-8) are 17-3 since standing at 6-5 on Dec. 20 . Fellow SEC team Tennessee (22-9) fell five spots to No. 17 after losing at Auburn to close out the regular season.
In addition to Duke, Creighton is back in the Top 25 for a third time this season, returning at No. 24. Missouri also returns at No. 25.
Providence, Maryland and Pitt all dropped out of the Top 25.
The rest of the poll:
12. Kansas State
14. Miami (FL)
16. Saint Mary’s
18. Texas A&M
20. San Diego State
–Field Level Media