Sooners move into top 10 in first poll of 2018

Led by the phenomenon that Trae Young, the Oklahoma Sooners have cracked the top 10 in the A.P. Poll for the first time this season.

Oklahoma (11-1) comes in at No. 7 in the rankings released on Monday.

With Villanova’s loss to Butler on Dec. 30, Division I men’s basketball enters 2018 with no undefeated teams.

Michigan State took the top spot vacated by the Wildcats with the loss.

OU is one of four Big 12 teams in the Top 25, along with West Virginia (No. 6), Kansas (No. 10) and TCU (No. 16).

Rank School Record Points Last Week
1 Michigan State (43) 14-1 1,600 2
2 Duke (21) 13-1 1,556 4
3 Villanova (1) 13-1 1,444 1
4 Arizona State 12-1 1,336 3
5 Xavier 14-1 1,325 6
6 West Virginia 12-1 1,304 7
Oklahoma 11-1  1,160  12 
8 Virginia 12-1 1,048 9
9 Wichita State 11-2 1,026 8
10 Kansas 11-2 963 11
11 Texas A&M 11-2 894 5
12 North Carolina 12-2 890 13
13 Purdue 13-2 883 14
14 Arizona 11-3 832 17
15 Miami 12-1 782 15
16 TCU 12-1 760 10
17 Kentucky 11-2 742 16
18 Texas Tech 12-1 483 22
19 Gonzaga 12-3 410 20
20 Cincinnati 12-2 410 21
21 Seton Hall 13-2 353 23
22 Arkansas 11-2 254
23 Tennessee 9-3 198 19
24 Florida State 11-2 119 24
25 Clemson 12-1 104  —

Others receiving votes: Baylor 83, Creighton 54, Notre Dame 37, Butler 23, UCLA 14, Texas 10, St. Bonaventure 7, SMU 5, Auburn 4, Syracuse 4, Nevada2, Rhode Island 2, Alabama 1, New Mexico St. 1, NC State 1, Mississippi St. 1.