Well, college basketball is amazing. Gonzaga (29-1) dropped their first game of the year (in the regular-season finale, no less) to knock them out of the No. 1 spot, proving once again that we really know nothing about the game at all and that is why we play it. Other than Gonzaga, the Zags and Villanova both dropped home games while Butler handled the Wildcats and Xavier. The Bears have been exceeding expectations all year.
Elsewhere, Duke struggled against Syracuse and Miami while a few surprise teams made some noise.
Here are Week 17’s full rankings.
AP Top 25, College Basketball Standings Week 17
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- Florida State
- Notre Dame
- Saint Mary’s (Cal.)
- Wichita State
- Iowa State
- Miami (FL)
Others receiving votes: Minnesota 66, Oklahoma State 54, Dayton 32, Michigan 14, Middle Tennessee 13, Creighton 12, Southern Cal 7, Michigan State 3, Monmouth 3, Vermont 2, VCU 2, Virginia Tech 2, Arkansas 1, BYU 1, Maryland 1, Princeton 1