Kansas takes top spot in new AP Top 25 poll, Michigan State No. 2

Monday February 29th, 2016

Kansas is atop the latest AP Top 25 poll for the first time since January. The Jayhawks (25–4) received 63 first-place votes, while Michigan State (24–5) received two first-place votes and sit at second in the poll.

After being No. 1 for the past three weeks, Villanova fell to No. 3. The Wildcats lost to Xavier last week, 90–83. 

Following Villanova in the top 10 is Virginia, Xavier, Oklahoma, Miami, North Carolina, Oregon and West Virginia. This most recent AP poll marks the Ducks’ first appearance in the top 10 this season.  

Cal is new to the list, coming in at No. 25 and replacing Notre Dame, which left after being 23rd last week. 

Arizona and Iowa dropped nine spots and eight spots from last week, both falling out of the top 10.

Below are the full rankings:

1. Kansas

2. Michigan State

3. Villanova

4. Virginia

5. Xavier

6. Oklahoma

7. Miami

8. North Carolina

9. Oregon 

10. West Virginia

11. Louisville 

12. Indiana 

13. Utah

14. Maryland

15. Purdue

16. Iowa

17. Duke

18. Arizona 

19. Baylor

20. Texas A&M

21. Iowa State 

22. Kentucky 

23. Texas 

24. SMU 

25. Cal

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.