Louisville is the most recent No. 1 following an sudden loss via Duke. Michigan has matched a document via debuting at No. 4.

A season of parity is taking a toll within the AP Most sensible 25.

Louisville turned into the fourth crew in 5 weeks to say the highest spot, receiving 48 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in The Related Press males’s basketball ballot launched Monday.

No. 2 Kansas, coming off the Maui Invitational identify, had 3 first-place votes and No. Five Virginia won 5. Maryland rose to No. three in every week when each and every spot within the ballot modified from final week.

Michigan (7-0) knocked off Iowa State, No. 7 North Carolina and No. nine Gonzaga to win the Fight Four Atlantis identify within the Bahamas. The Wolverines had been rewarded with 9 first-place votes and paired Kansas in 1989 for the most important leap from being unranked within the historical past of the ballot that dates to 1949.

Now not a foul first season underneath former Michigan famous person Juwan Howard.

“I’m positive we’re at the map now,” Howard mentioned. “Numerous groups are taking a look and seeing Michigan as a reputation that’s available in the market. While you beat groups like Creighton and Iowa State in addition to North Carolina and Gonzaga, you’re now not underneath the radar.”

Louisville wasn’t precisely underneath the radar after opening the preseason ballot at No. 5. The Cardinals (7-0) made a gradual climb to No. 2 and moved to the highest spot when earlier No. 1 Duke misplaced at house to Stephen F. Austin. Duke dropped to No. 10 after its 150-game house successful streak towards nonconference combatants led to Durham.

Louisville has its first No. 1 rating in six years after beating Akron and Western Kentucky final week.

“There’s no crew that’s arrived. No crew’s arrived,” Cardinals trainer Chris Mack mentioned. “Numerous individuals are pronouncing that we haven’t performed any one. Numerous individuals are pronouncing we’re now not there. Perhaps we aren’t deserving. I don’t care.”

The document for many groups at No. 1 is seven, set in 1983, so this season is already greater than midway there. Some other jumble may come subsequent Monday on account of a slate of enormous video games this week, together with Michigan at Louisville on Tuesday.


Kansas used to be No. three within the preseason ballot and dropped to 5th after a season-opening loss to Duke. The Jayhawks (6-1) had been on a roll since them, culminating final week with their 3rd Maui Invitational identify.

Kansas used its dimension up entrance to overcome up on Chaminade, Brigham Younger and Dayton so as to add to the Maui titles it received in 1996 and 2015.

“I’m now not positive the win could have a ton to do with what we do going ahead,” Jayhawks trainer Invoice Self mentioned. “It’s nonetheless November and I want to suppose that that mechanically places us in an excellent or favorable place, however in the event you don’t play smartly towards Colorado, a top-20 crew, subsequent Saturday then this most certainly didn’t imply as a lot.”


Michigan had the most important leap after receiving 12 total votes final week. No. 6 Ohio State and No. 14 Auburn had been subsequent, every shifting up 4 spots.


No. 25 Utah State had the most important drop, falling 10 puts after dropping to Saint Mary’s on Friday.

No. 11 Michigan State tumbled 8 spots after going 2-1 within the Maui Invitational.

No. 21 Tennessee dropped 4 puts after dropping to Florida State and beating Virginia Commonwealth on the Emerald Coast Vintage.


No. 17 Florida State is ranked for the primary time this season after beating Tennessee and Purdue to win the Emerald Coast Vintage.

No. 19 Dayton moved into the Most sensible 25 for the primary time since 2015-16 following a powerful efficiency on the Maui Invitational. The Flyers (5-1) knocked off Georgia and Virginia Tech earlier than taking Kansas to time beyond regulation within the identify recreation.

No. 24 Butler moved into the AP ballot for the primary time since hitting as top as No. 11 in 2016-17 after successful the Corridor of Popularity Vintage in Kansas Town. The Bulldogs (7-0) beat Missouri, then took down Stanford 68-67 on Kamar 1st earl baldwin of bewdley’s 18-foot jumper.


Florida dropped out from No. 24 regardless of successful the Charleston Vintage final Sunday and knocking off Marshall.

Xavier used to be out from No. 25 following the loss to the Gators within the identify recreation.

Texas Tech took a large fall after dropping to Iowa and Creighton on the Las Vegas Invitational, chucking up the sponge of the ballot from No. 12.

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