Top 25 poll: Kansas holds on to top spot heading into final week

There's nobody catching No 1 Kansas at this point.

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week and for the fourth time this season.

The Jayhawks (27-4) are again a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday.

Michigan State (26-5), which got the other two first-place votes, remained second and was followed by Villanova, Virginia, Xavier, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia and Indiana.

The same teams are in the Top 25 for a second straight week, the first time that has happened this season.

Next Monday’s poll will be the last of the season.

Aside from Kansas, only Michigan State got any first-place votes.

1. Kansas (63) 27-4 1,623 1

2. Michigan St. (2) 26-5 1,520 2

3. Villanova 27-4 1,480 3

4. Virginia 24-6 1,424 4

5. Xavier 26-4 1,351 5

6. Oklahoma 24-6 1,309 6

7. North Carolina 25-6 1,252 8

8. Oregon 25-6 1,127 9

9. West Virginia 24-7 1,113 10

10. Indiana 25-6 1,038 12

11. Miami 24-6 935 7

12. Utah 24-7 898 13

13. Purdue 24-7 798 15

14. Louisville 23-8 647 11

15. Arizona 24-7 626 18

16. Kentucky 23-8 608 22

17. Texas A&M 24-7 574 20

18. Maryland 24-7 544 14

19. Duke 22-9 512 17

20. Iowa 21-9 407 16

21. Iowa St. 21-10 374 21

22. Baylor 21-10 262 19

23. Texas 20-11 191 23

24. California 22-9 189 25

25. SMU 25-5 88 24

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 62, Dayton 35, Saint Mary’s 33, Seton Hall 28, Stephen F. Austin 9, Providence 8, Butler 8, Yale 7, Valparaiso 7, St. Bonaventure 6, Cincinnati 6, Gonzaga 5, Temple 4, Akron 4, Notre Dame 3, San Diego State 3, UAB 2, Texas Tech 1, UNI 1, Wichita State 1, South Carolina 1, South Dakota State 1