The highest of the AP Prime 25 launched Monday remained the identical as final week, however the second ballot of the 2023-24 school basketball season noticed Miami bounce into the top-10 of the rankings for the primary time since December 2018. The No. 10 Hurricanes are 5-0 after a formidable win over Kansas State within the Bahamas Mar Hoops championship recreation.
Miami reached the Closing 4 final season for the primary time in program historical past and faces its first massive take a look at of the season towards No. 16 Kentucky subsequent week within the ACC/SEC Problem. The Wildcats moved up one spot to No. 16 within the rankings regardless of dropping a detailed battle to No. 1 Kansas.
Michigan State stays within the Prime 25 ballot, however dropped three spots to No. 21 following a loss to Duke within the Champions Basic. The Spartans opened up the season because the No. 4 ranked workforce in each the AP and Coaches ballot, however opened the season with a loss to James Madison at dwelling for the primary loss within the month of November in Tom Izzo’s 29-year teaching profession. This system hadn’t misplaced a house recreation within the month of November since 1986.
Michigan State continues its robust preseason slate towards No. 3 Arizona on Thanksgiving in Palm Springs, California.
One other workforce that dropped a number of spots however not out of the rankings utterly was USC. The Trojans opened the season with a formidable win over Kansas State and have been No. 16 final week, however struggled towards UC Irvine with out star guard Boogie Ellis within the lineup in a 70-60 loss. The Trojans subsequent take a look at of the season will probably be towards Gonzaga early subsequent month.
FAU fell 9 spots within the rankings to No. 19 following a house loss to Bryant. Colorado had the most important bounce of any program and moved up seven spots to No. 18 to increase its keep within the Prime 25 ballot. Previous to final week, the Buffaloes hadn’t been ranked within the polls because the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
The complete AP Prime 25 rankings after the second week of the season are beneath.
AP Prime 25
1. Kansas (52)
2. Purdue (5)
3. Arizona (3)
5. UConn (1)
12. Texas A&M
21. Michigan State
22. James Madison
25. Mississippi State
Additionally receiving votes: Memphis 149, BYU 138, Illinois 138, San Diego St. 77, UCLA 75, TCU 69, Iowa St. 67, Villanova 44, Auburn 28, Clemson 12, Oklahoma 10, Princeton 10, Michigan 10, Liberty 7, South Carolina 3, Chattanooga 2, Nevada 1, Drake 1, Colorado St. 1.