Villanova, Virginia, Purdue Stay Top 3: College Basketball AP Top 25 Rankings

MIAMI, FL — Villanova, Virginia and Purdue continue to be the Top 3 teams in the latest NCAA College Basketball AP Top 25 Rankings for Week 13, released on Monday, Jan. 29. Duke and Michigan State are No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

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MIAMI, FL — Villanova, Virginia and Purdue continue to be the Top 3 teams in the latest NCAA College Basketball AP Top 25 Rankings for Week 13, released on Monday, Jan. 29.

As expected, Villanova returns as the No. 1 team in the country after receiving 47 of the 65 first-place votes from the media panel.

The Wildcats (20-1) picked up a pair of wins last week, beating Providence and Marquette.

Virginia picked up 17 votes for first place after beating Duke 65-63 on Saturday, while Purdue (21-2) grabbed the last first-place vote this week after setting a school-record 17th consecutive win on the home court when they defeated bitter rival Indiana at the weekend.

The Blue Devils stayed No. 4 this week, despite their defeat to the Cavaliers, while Michigan State moved up one place to complete the Top 5.

Xavier moves up two slots to No. 6 and is followed by Kansas, which slipped two places to No. 7, Cincinnati, Arizona and Texas Tech.

Rounding out the Top 15 are Auburn at No. 11, Oklahoma, Saint Mary’s, Gonzaga and West Virginia, which dropped eight-places this week after losing to TCU and Kentucky.

Wichita State is 16th and it is followed by Ohio State, Tennessee, the fast sliding defending champion North Carolina and Clemson in the Top 20.

The last five is completed by Kentucky, which returns to the AP Top 25 rankings, at No. 21, Rhode Island, Florida, Michigan and Arizona State.

Kansas State, Florida State, Miami and NC State are among the teams receiving votes this week.

AP Top 25 Rankings: College Basketball
Monday, Jan. 29 – Week 13

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Villanova (47) 20-1
2 Virginia (17) 20-1
3 Purdue (1) 21-2
4 Duke 18-3
5 Michigan State 20-3
6 Xavier 19-3
7 Kansas 17-4
8 Cincinnati 19-2
9 Arizona 18-4
10 Texas Tech 17-4
11 Auburn 19-2
12 Oklahoma 15-5
13 Saint Mary’s 21-2
14 Gonzaga 19-4
15 West Virginia 16-5
16 Wichita State 17-4
17 Ohio State 18-5
18 Tennessee 15-5
19 North Carolina 16-6
20 Clemson 17-4
21 Kentucky 16-5
22 Rhode Island 17-3
23 Florida 15-6
24 Michigan 17-6
25 Arizona State 16-5

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 94, Florida State 76, Nevada 41, Louisville 39, Creighton 33, Seton Hall 16, Miami 12, TCU 11, Houston 8, Alabama 6, New Mexico State 5, NC State 5, USC 3

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