Auburn has climbed past Gonzaga and into the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll for the first time ever. The Tigers beat Kentucky over the weekend for their 15th consecutive win. They are the nation’s top-ranked team for the first time since the poll began with the 1948-49 season. The Bulldogs dropped to No. 2. Arizona remained third and earned the other No. 1 vote. Baylor is fourth and Kansas is fifth. Marquette and Davidson joined the rankings while Texas and Loyola Chicago dropped out.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Auburn (45)18-115042
2. Gonzaga (15)15-214751
3. Arizona (1)16-113813
4. Baylor17-213355
5. Kansas16-212817
6. Purdue16-311194
7. Houston17-2111610
7. UCLA13-211169
9. Duke15-310176
10. Michigan St.15-397914
11. Wisconsin15-38948
12. Kentucky15-482212
13. Texas Tech15-476618
14. Villanova14-571311
15. Southern Cal16-271116
16. Ohio St.12-458419
17. Providence16-254221
18. Tennessee13-541924
19. LSU15-439913
20. UConn13-428425
21. Xavier14-426920
22. Marquette14-6177-
23. Iowa St.14-516715
24. Illinois13-515517
25. Davidson16-2132-

Others receiving votes: BYU 120, Alabama 77, Texas 61, Colorado St. 57, Florida St. 50, Loyola Chicago 21, Oregon 19, Wake Forest 12, Indiana 10, Murray St. 10, Iowa 8, TCU 6, Miami 4, Florida 3, Boise St. 3, Saint Mary's (Cal) 3, Wyoming 2, Iona 1, Seton Hall 1.