Four SEC teams are in the newest college basketball AP poll, with Arkansas joining the mix for the first time this season.
The Razorbacks enter the poll at No. 22 after earning a thrilling 95-93 overtime win over Tennessee on Saturday. With the loss, the Vols fell four spots to No. 23.
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Meanwhile, Texas A&M dropped out of the top five and now sits at No. 11 after a blowout loss at Alabama over the weekend.
Kentucky comes in at No. 17 after scoring wins over Louisville and Georgia this past week.
Auburn received four votes in the Others Receiving Votes section, with Alabama and Mississippi State earning one vote each.
Here are the full rankings for the week:
- Michigan State
- Arizona State
- West Virginia
- Wichita State
- Texas A&M
- North Carolina
- Miami FL
- Texas Tech
- Seton Hall
- Florida State
Michigan State earned 43 first place votes. Duke picked up 21, and Villanova landed one.