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Houston Remains In Top Spot of Latest Basketball AP Top 25

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Houston

Five Big 12 teams, led by No. 1 Houston, were among the nation’s best as the Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25 was released after the season’s 17th week of games.

The Big 12 ranked teams included:

Houston at No. 1 (No. 1 last week);


Iowa State at No. 6 (No. 8 last week)

Baylor at No. 11 (No. 15 last week);

Kansas at No. 14 (No. 7 last week);

BYU at No. 20 (not ranked last week);

Houston (26-3, 13-3) swept last week, beating Cincinnati, 67-59, and Oklahoma, 87-85. The Cougars could clinch the outright Big 12 regular-season title as early as Wednesday when they travel to UCF and conclude their regular season at home against Kansas on Saturday.   

The Cougars are No. 1 in the country for the second week in a row.

Iowa State (23-6, 12-4) won both of its games last week, defeating Oklahoma, 58-45, and UCF, 60-52. The Cyclones have clinched a double-bye in the Big 12 Tournament entering this week’s action at home against BYU on Wednesday and at Kansas State on Saturday.   

Baylor (21-8, 10-6) won both of its games last week, defeating TCU, 62-54, and Kansas, 82-74. The Bears have a chance at clinching a Big 12 Tournament double-bye this week when they host Texas on Monday and travel to Texas Tech on Saturday.   

Kansas (21-8, 9-7) lost both of its games last week, falling to BYU, 76-68, and Baylor, 82-74. The Jayhawks host Kansas State on Tuesday and travel to No. 1 Houston on Saturday.   


BYU (21-8, 9-7) swept last week, beating Kansas, 76-68, and TCU, 87-75. The Cougars are at Iowa State on Wednesday and host Oklahoma State on Saturday.  

AP Top 25 Men’s Poll for March 4

No. 1 Houston

No. 2 UConn

No. 3 Purdue

No. 4 Tennessee

No. 5 Arizona

No. 6 Iowa State

No. 7 North Carolina

No. 8 Marquette

No. 9 Duke

No. 10 Creighton

No. 11 Baylor


No. 12 Auburn

No. 13 Illinois

No. 14 Kansas

No. 15 Kentucky

No. 16 Alabama

No. 17 South Carolina

No. 18 Washington State

No. 19 Gonzaga

No. 20 BYU

No. 21 San Diego State

No. 22 Utah State

No. 23 Saint Mary’s

No. 21 Dayton

No. 24 USF

No. 25 Dayton

Big 12 teams receiving votes: Texas 10, Texas Tech 10.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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