NCAA Division I Team Rankings

Associated Press Top 25 Rankings For Week 16 (Mar 15, 2021)

Rank   Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Pvs Season High Season Low Consecutive
Weeks Ranked
1    Gonzaga Bulldogs (60) 26-0 WCC 15-0 1st 1500 -73 1 Mar 15, 2021, #1 Mar 15, 2021, #1 95
Previous Week: v. Saint Mary's (3/08/21, W 78-55), v. Brigham Young (3/09/21, W 88-78)
Current Week: v. Norfolk State (3/20/21, W 98-55)
2    Illinois Fighting Illini 23-6 Big Ten 16-4 1st 1415 -23 3 Mar 15, 2021, #2 Jan 18, 2021, #22 20
Previous Week: v. Rutgers (3/12/21, W 90-68), v. Iowa (3/13/21, W 82-71), v. Ohio State (3/14/21, W 91-88)
Current Week: v. Drexel (3/19/21, W 78-49), v. Loyola (IL) (3/21/21, L 58-71)
3    Baylor Bears 22-2 Big 12 13-1 2nd 1397 -113 2 Mar 8, 2021, #2 Mar 15, 2021, #3 37
Previous Week: v. Kansas State (3/11/21, W 74-68), v. Oklahoma State (3/12/21, L 74-83)
Current Week: v. Hartford (3/19/21, W 79-55), v. Wisconsin (3/21/21, W 76-63)
4    Michigan Wolverines 20-4 Big Ten 14-3 2nd 1280 -102 4 Mar 1, 2021, #2 Dec 14, 2020, #25 14
Previous Week: v. Maryland (3/12/21, W 79-66), v. Ohio State (3/13/21, L 67-68)
Current Week: v. Texas Southern (3/20/21, W 82-66)
5    Alabama Crimson Tide 24-6 SEC 16-2 1st 1242 +3 6 Mar 15, 2021, #5 Jan 18, 2021, #18 9
Previous Week: v. Mississippi State (3/12/21, W 85-48), v. Tennessee (3/13/21, W 73-68), v. LSU (3/14/21, W 80-79)
Current Week: v. Iona (3/20/21, W 68-55)
6    Houston Cougars 24-3 AAC 14-3 1st 1145 -28 7 Feb 1, 2021, #5 Feb 22, 2021, #12 26
Previous Week: v. Tulane (3/12/21, W 77-52), v. Memphis (3/13/21, W 76-74), v. Cincinnati (3/14/21, W 91-54)
Current Week: v. Cleveland State (3/19/21, W 87-56), v. Rutgers (3/21/21, W 63-60)
7    Ohio State Buckeyes 21-9 Big Ten 12-8 5th 1138 +106 9 Feb 22, 2021, #4 Dec 28, 2020, #25 10
Previous Week: v. Minnesota (3/11/21, W 79-75), @ Purdue (3/12/21, W 78-87), @ Michigan (3/13/21, W 67-68), @ Illinois (3/14/21, L 91-88)
Current Week: v. Oral Roberts (3/19/21, L 72-75)
8    Iowa Hawkeyes 21-8 Big Ten 14-6 3rd 1132 -182 5 Dec 14, 2020, #3 Feb 8, 2021, #15 26
Previous Week: v. Wisconsin (3/12/21, W 62-57), @ Illinois (3/13/21, L 82-71)
Current Week: v. Grand Canyon (3/20/21, W 86-74)
9    Texas Longhorns 19-7 Big 12 11-6 4th 993 +191 13 Jan 11, 2021, #4 Nov 30, 2020, #17 17
Previous Week: v. Texas Tech (3/11/21, W 67-66), @ Kansas (3/12/21), v. Oklahoma State (3/13/21, W 91-86)
Current Week: v. Abilene Christian (3/20/21, L 52-53)
10    Arkansas Razorbacks 22-6 SEC 13-4 2nd 895 -151 8 Mar 8, 2021, #8 Feb 15, 2021, #24 5
Previous Week: v. Missouri (3/12/21, W 70-64), v. LSU (3/13/21, L 71-78)
Current Week: v. Colgate (3/19/21, W 85-68), v. Texas Tech (3/21/21, W 68-66)
11    Oklahoma State Cowboys 20-8 Big 12 11-7 6th 891 +40 12 Mar 15, 2021, #11 Feb 8, 2021, #23 3
Previous Week: @ West Virginia (3/11/21, W 69-72), @ Baylor (3/12/21, W 74-83), @ Texas (3/13/21, L 91-86)
Current Week: v. Liberty (3/19/21, W 69-60), v. Oregon State (3/21/21, L 70-80)
12    Kansas Jayhawks 20-8 Big 12 12-6 3rd 803 -70 11 Dec 28, 2020, #3 Feb 15, 2021, #23 5
Previous Week: v. Oklahoma (3/11/21, W 69-62), v. Texas (3/12/21)
Current Week: v. Eastern Washington (3/20/21, W 93-84)
13    West Virginia Mountaineers 18-9 Big 12 11-6 4th 745 -174 10 Mar 1, 2021, #6 Feb 1, 2021, #17 19
Previous Week: v. Oklahoma State (3/11/21, L 69-72)
Current Week: v. Morehead State (3/19/21, W 84-67), v. Syracuse (3/21/21, L 72-75)
14    Florida State Seminoles 16-6 ACC 11-4 2nd 651 -36 15 Mar 1, 2021, #11 Jan 4, 2021, #25 8
Previous Week: v. Duke (3/11/21), v. North Carolina (3/12/21, W 69-66), v. Georgia Tech (3/13/21, L 75-80)
Current Week: v. UNC Greensboro (3/20/21, W 64-54)
15    Virginia Cavaliers 18-6 ACC 13-4 1st 584 +53 16 Feb 15, 2021, #7 Dec 28, 2020, #23 20
Previous Week: v. Syracuse (3/11/21, W 72-69), v. Georgia Tech (3/12/21)
Current Week: v. Ohio (3/20/21, L 58-62)
16    San Diego State Aztecs 23-4 MWC 14-3 2nd 521 +59 19 Mar 15, 2021, #16 Feb 15, 2021, #25 5
Previous Week: v. Wyoming (3/11/21, W 69-66), v. Nevada (3/12/21, W 77-70), v. Utah State (3/13/21, W 68-57)
Current Week: v. Syracuse (3/19/21, L 62-78)
17    Loyola (IL) Ramblers 24-4 MVC 16-2 1st 513 +25 18 Mar 15, 2021, #17 Feb 15, 2021, #22 6
Previous Week:
Current Week: v. Georgia Tech (3/19/21, W 71-60), @ Illinois (3/21/21, W 58-71)
18    Villanova Wildcats 16-6 Big East 11-4 2nd 490 -239 14 Feb 1, 2021, #3 Mar 15, 2021, #18 40
Previous Week: v. Georgetown (3/11/21, L 71-72)
Current Week: v. Winthrop (3/19/21, W 73-63), v. North Texas (3/21/21, W 84-61)
19    Creighton Bluejays 20-8 Big East 14-6 1st 411 -99 17 Jan 4, 2021, #7 Mar 15, 2021, #19 24
Previous Week: v. Butler (3/11/21, W 87-56), v. Connecticut (3/12/21, W 59-56), v. Georgetown (3/13/21, L 48-73)
Current Week: v. UC Santa Barbara (3/20/21, W 63-62)
20    Purdue Boilermakers 18-9 Big Ten 13-6 4th 382 -7 20 Mar 15, 2021, #20 Feb 8, 2021, #24 3
Previous Week: v. Ohio State (3/12/21, L 78-87)
Current Week: v. North Texas (3/19/21, L 69-78)
21    Texas Tech Red Raiders 17-10 Big 12 9-8 7th 271 -118 20 Feb 8, 2021, #7 Mar 15, 2021, #21 17
Previous Week: @ Texas (3/11/21, L 67-66)
Current Week: v. Utah State (3/19/21, W 65-53), @ Arkansas (3/21/21, L 68-66)
22    Colorado Buffaloes 22-8 Pac-12 15-6 2nd 243 +34 23 Mar 15, 2021, #22 Mar 1, 2021, #24 3
Previous Week: v. California (3/11/21, W 61-58), @ USC (3/12/21, W 70-72), v. Oregon State (3/13/21, L 68-70)
Current Week: v. Georgetown (3/20/21, W 96-73)
23    USC Trojans 22-7 Pac-12 15-5 1st 125 -50 24 Feb 15, 2021, #17 Mar 8, 2021, #24 2
Previous Week: v. Utah (3/11/21, W 91-85), v. Colorado (3/12/21, L 70-72)
Current Week: v. Drake (3/20/21, W 72-56)
23    Brigham Young Cougars 20-6 WCC 10-3 2nd 125 +32 N/A Mar 15, 2021, #23 Mar 15, 2021, #23 1
Previous Week: v. Pepperdine (3/08/21, W 82-77), @ Gonzaga (3/09/21, L 88-78)
Current Week: v. UCLA (3/20/21, L 62-73)
25    Virginia Tech Hokies 15-6 ACC 9-4 6th 118 -148 22 Dec 7, 2020, #15 Mar 15, 2021, #25 13
Previous Week: v. North Carolina (3/11/21, L 73-81)
Current Week: @ Florida (3/19/21, L 75-70)

Other Teams Receiving Votes

  Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Last
Ranked
Season High Season Low
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 17-8 ACC 11-6 3rd 103 +103 Feb 8, 2010, #20 N/A N/A
Previous Week: v. Miami (FL) (3/11/21, W 70-66), @ Virginia (3/12/21), @ Florida State (3/13/21, W 75-80)
Current Week: @ Loyola (IL) (3/19/21, L 71-60)
Tennessee Volunteers 18-8 SEC 10-7 5th 72 +58 Feb 22, 2021, #25 Jan 18, 2021, #6 Feb 22, 2021, #25
Previous Week: v. Florida (3/12/21, W 78-66), @ Alabama (3/13/21, L 73-68)
Current Week: v. Oregon State (3/19/21, L 56-70)
St. Bonaventure Bonnies 16-4 A-10 11-4 1st 71 +60 N/A N/A N/A
Previous Week: v. VCU (3/14/21, W 74-65)
Current Week: @ LSU (3/20/21, L 76-61)
Connecticut Huskies 15-7 Big East 11-6 3rd 62 +9 Jan 18, 2021, #23 Jan 18, 2021, #23 Jan 11, 2021, #25
Previous Week: v. DePaul (3/11/21, W 94-60), @ Creighton (3/12/21, L 59-56)
Current Week: v. Maryland (3/20/21, L 54-63)
LSU Tigers 18-9 SEC 11-6 3rd 54 +52 Feb 10, 2020, #25 N/A N/A
Previous Week: v. Ole Miss (3/12/21, W 76-73), @ Arkansas (3/13/21, W 71-78), @ Alabama (3/14/21, L 80-79)
Current Week: v. St. Bonaventure (3/20/21, W 76-61)
Oklahoma Sooners 15-10 Big 12 9-8 7th 40 -132 Mar 8, 2021, #25 Feb 22, 2021, #7 Mar 8, 2021, #25
Previous Week: v. Iowa State (3/10/21, W 79-73), @ Kansas (3/11/21, L 69-62)
Current Week: v. Missouri (3/20/21, W 72-68)
Oregon Ducks 20-6 Pac-12 14-4 3rd 40 -27 Jan 18, 2021, #21 Jan 4, 2021, #17 Dec 21, 2020, #25
Previous Week: v. Arizona State (3/11/21, W 91-73), v. Oregon State (3/12/21, L 64-75)
Current Week: v. VCU (3/20/21)
Wisconsin Badgers 17-12 Big Ten 9-10 7th 26 +2 Mar 1, 2021, #25 Nov 30, 2020, #4 Mar 1, 2021, #25
Previous Week: v. Penn State (3/11/21, W 75-74), @ Iowa (3/12/21, L 62-57)
Current Week: @ North Carolina (3/19/21, W 62-85), @ Baylor (3/21/21, L 76-63)
Winthrop Eagles 23-1 Big South 17-1 1st 10 +3 Mar 12, 2007, #22 N/A N/A
Previous Week:
Current Week: @ Villanova (3/19/21, L 73-63)
Clemson Tigers 16-7 ACC 10-6 4th 5 -20 Jan 18, 2021, #20 Jan 11, 2021, #12 Dec 14, 2020, #24
Previous Week: v. Miami (FL) (3/10/21, L 64-67)
Current Week: v. Rutgers (3/19/21, L 56-60)
Missouri Tigers 16-9 SEC 8-8 8th 2 +2 Feb 22, 2021, #24 Feb 8, 2021, #10 Feb 22, 2021, #24
Previous Week: v. Georgia (3/11/21, W 73-70), @ Arkansas (3/12/21, L 70-64)
Current Week: @ Oklahoma (3/20/21, L 72-68)
Cleveland State Vikings 19-7 Horizon 16-4 2nd 2 +2 Nov 21, 2011, #25 N/A N/A
Previous Week: v. Milwaukee (3/08/21, W 71-65), v. Oakland (3/09/21, W 80-69)
Current Week: @ Houston (3/19/21, L 87-56)
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 22-4 Big West 15-3 1st 2 +1 N/A N/A N/A
Previous Week: v. Long Beach State (3/11/21, W 95-87), v. UC Davis (3/12/21, W 71-55), v. UC Irvine (3/13/21, W 79-63)
Current Week: @ Creighton (3/20/21, L 63-62)
Georgetown Hoyas 13-12 Big East 7-9 9th 1 +1 Mar 16, 2015, #22 N/A N/A
Previous Week: v. Marquette (3/10/21, W 68-49), @ Villanova (3/11/21, W 71-72), @ Seton Hall (3/12/21, W 58-66), @ Creighton (3/13/21, W 48-73)
Current Week: @ Colorado (3/20/21, L 96-73)

Teams New Into Rankings

Rank   Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Season High Season Low Consecutive
Weeks Ranked
23    Brigham Young Cougars 20-6 WCC 10-3 2nd 125 +32 Mar 15, 2021, #23 Mar 15, 2021, #23 1
Previous Week: v. Pepperdine (3/08/21, W 82-77), @ Gonzaga (3/09/21, L 88-78)
Current Week: v. UCLA (3/20/21, L 62-73)

Teams Dropping Out Of Rankings

  Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Last
Ranked
Season High Season Low
Oklahoma Sooners 15-10 Big 12 9-8 7th 40 -132 Mar 8, 2021, #25 Feb 22, 2021, #7 Mar 8, 2021, #25
Previous Week: v. Iowa State (3/10/21, W 79-73), @ Kansas (3/11/21, L 69-62)
Current Week: v. Missouri (3/20/21, W 72-68)

Rankings By Conference

Conference # Teams Teams
Big 12 6 #3 Baylor Bears, #9 Texas Longhorns, #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys, #12 Kansas Jayhawks, #13 West Virginia Mountaineers, #21 Texas Tech Red Raiders
Big Ten 5 #2 Illinois Fighting Illini, #4 Michigan Wolverines, #7 Ohio State Buckeyes, #8 Iowa Hawkeyes, #20 Purdue Boilermakers
ACC 3 #14 Florida State Seminoles, #15 Virginia Cavaliers, #25 Virginia Tech Hokies
Big East 2 #18 Villanova Wildcats, #19 Creighton Bluejays
Pac-12 2 #22 Colorado Buffaloes, #23 USC Trojans
SEC 2 #5 Alabama Crimson Tide, #10 Arkansas Razorbacks
WCC 2 #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs, #23 Brigham Young Cougars
AAC 1 #6 Houston Cougars
MVC 1 #17 Loyola (IL) Ramblers
MWC 1 #16 San Diego State Aztecs
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