Auburn is No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the third straight week. Coach Bruce Pearl’s Tigers earned 48 of 61 first-place votes. Gonzaga earned the other 13 votes and has been ranked No. 2 throughout Auburn’s first stay at the top. Purdue, Arizona and Kentucky rounded out the top five. Texas Tech rose five spots to No. 9 under first-year coach Mark Adams. No. 22 Saint Mary's and No. 23 Murray State entered the poll. Murray State's poll appearance is its first since March 2015. Iowa State and LSU fell out from last week.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Auburn (48)22-115061
2. Gonzaga (13)19-214772
3. Purdue20-313294
4. Arizona19-213007
5. Kentucky19-412885
6. Houston20-212056
7. Duke19-311799
8. Kansas19-3117310
9. Texas Tech18-594714
10. Baylor19-49218
11. Providence20-289915
12. UCLA16-48813
13. Illinois17-581818
14. Wisconsin18-470611
15. Villanova17-663412
16. Ohio St.14-562816
17. Michigan St.17-553613
18. Marquette16-752224
19. Tennessee16-637722
20. Texas17-629423
21. Southern Cal19-427819
22. Saint Mary's (Cal)19-4185-
23. Murray St.22-2178-
24. UConn15-611817
25. Xavier16-69121

Others receiving votes: Wyoming 82, Arkansas 74, Iowa St. 48, Davidson 35, Boise St. 22, Wake Forest 21, Alabama 18, Loyola Chicago 13, Indiana 11, LSU 11, Iowa 7, Oregon 5, San Francisco 3, Notre Dame 3, Ohio 2.