The Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv

1. Villanova (56) 11-0 1614 1

2. UCLA (3) 12-0 1514 2

3. Kansas 10-1 1450 3

4. Baylor (6) 11-0 1439 4

5. Duke 10-1 1385 5

6. Kentucky 10-1 1337 6

7. Gonzaga 11-0 1211 8

8. North Carolina 10-2 1170 7

9. Creighton 11-0 1058 10

10. Louisville 10-1 1044 11

11. West Virginia 9-1 937 12

12. Virginia 9-1 886 13

13. Butler 10-1 821 18

14. Wisconsin 10-2 781 14

15. Purdue 9-2 754 15

16. Indiana 8-2 719 9

17. Xavier 9-2 542 17

18. Arizona 10-2 501 19

19. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 8-1 389 20

20. Oregon 10-2 299 22

21. Florida St. 11-1 290 23

22. South Carolina 9-1 218 16

23. Southern Cal 10-0 212 24

24. Cincinnati 9-2 202 25

25. Notre Dame 9-2 188 21

Others receiving votes: Florida 48, Virginia Tech 40, Maryland 27, Seton Hall 15, Oklahoma St. 8, Valparaiso 7, Minnesota 6, Miami 5, Northwestern 4, Clemson 1, Iowa St. 1, Kansas St 1, Loyola of Chicago 1.