Kansas fell from No. 1 to No. 5 in the latest AP top 25 rankings after losing to Arizona State.

By Associated Press
December 24, 2018

Duke, Michigan and Tennessee are the three highest-ranked teams in the latest AP top 25 poll. Kansas, which was the top-ranked school last week, fell to No. 5 following an 80–76 loss to then-No. 18 Arizona State.

Duke returned to the top spot in the rankings after earning 35 first-place votes. Tennessee, ranked third behind Michigan, tallied the second-most first-place votes (12) after adding two more wins over the past week.

No. 20 NC State and 25 Oklahoma are the two additions to this week's poll. The Wolfpack knocked off then-No. 7 Auburn in an upset this past week.

1. Duke (35)
2. Michigan (9)
3. Tennessee (12)
4. Virginia (4)
5. Kansas (4)
6. Nevada
7. Gonzaga
8. Michigan State
9. Florida State
10. Virginia Tech
11. Texas Tech
12. Auburn
13. Ohio State
14. North Carolina
15. Wisconsin
16. Kentucky
17. Arizona State
18. Marquette
19. Mississippi State
20. North Carolina State
21. Buffalo
22. Houston
23. Indiana
24. Iowa
25. Oklahoma

Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska 160, Kansas St 69, St. John's 67, Villanova 44, Cincinnati 11, Iowa St. 11, TCU 6, Seton Hall 5, Louisville 4, Purdue 3, Furman 2, Belmont 2, NJIT 1, Penn 1, San Francisco 1

Additional reporting from Sports Illustrated was included in this article.

 

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