AP Men’s Basketball Poll, Jan. 16: 4 SEC teams ranked after plenty of shakeup in latest top 25
The latest AP Top 25 poll is out, and the SEC saw plenty of shakeup, both moving up and down.
Alabama is still ranked No. 4, but Tennessee slipped 4 spots to No. 9 following its loss to Kentucky. Auburn moved up 5 spots to No. 16 after a win over Mississippi State. Arkansas saw the largest drop, 10 spots, to No. 25 after losses to Alabama and Vanderbilt.
Eleven teams in the Top 25 went down on Saturday, and that tied a record that has stood for nearly 12 years. However, Houston and Kansas remained at 1-2. Purdue at No. 3 and UCLA at No. 5 rounded out the top 5.
The Cougars watched their advantage over the Jayhawks shrink, as they received 34 of 60 first-place votes from a national media panel. Kansas received 23 votes to remain second while Purdue picked up the remaining 3 votes to stay third.
Texas A&M and Missouri were among the teams that received votes outside of the top 25.