When Do College Basketball Rankings Come Out?

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When Do College Basketball Rankings Come Out?
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jan 28, 2023, 12:07 PM
  • The AP poll is released every Monday.
  • Unlike college football, the poll results have virtually no effect on the sport.
  • College basketball teams ranked in the top 25 often have bad ATS marks.

A new college basketball season is well underway at this point, which means basketball hardos are deep in the weeds on NET Rankings, non-conference wins and NCAA basketball championship odds.

In other words, it’s a beautiful time to be a hoops fan. 

If you’re still learning the basics of college basketball, though, you may be wondering where to start.    

One good place is the weekly turnover of the Associated Press (AP) college basketball poll, which provides the college basketball public square with a baseline of who some of the top teams are at any given moment. 

When Do College Basketball Rankings Come Out?

The AP poll releases new college basketball rankings every Monday, often early in the afternoon for those on east coast time. 

College Basketball Rankings

Unlike college football, the college basketball poll has virtually no impact on the postseason of the sport. That’s because 68 teams are ultimately included in the Division I postseason tournament, with on-court results dictating seeding (if not inclusion) for every team. 

When it comes to college basketball odds, it can actually be profitable to bet against teams ranked in the AP top 25, as I’ll show you a little later. The college basketball betting market often overvalues ranked teams, which creates point spread value on the underdogs. 

College Basketball AP Top 25: Biggest Risers This Week

Kansas State used a great week to launch itself up the AP rankings, jumping from No. 13 to No. 5 after a big win over rival Kansas.

Undefeated College Basketball Teams

With UConn, New Mexico and Purdue all losing, there are no more remaining undefeated teams in college basketball.

Best College Basketball Bets Today

Every day during college basketball season, I wake up and handicap games, utilizing my expert knowledge as an advantage handicapper. 

If you’re looking for top college basketball free picks, make sure you visit my college basketball picks page for regular winners from market-based analysis.

College Basketball Rankings & ATS Records:

AP RankingTeamATS Record
1Purdue8-12
2Alabama13-6
3Houston13-7
4Tennessee11-8
5Kansas State14-5
6Arizona8-12
7Virginia7-11
8UCLA12-8
9Kansas7-12
10Texas8-11
11TCU11-8
11Iowa State 12-6
13Xavier11-9
14Gonzaga6-18
15Auburn9-10
16Marquette15-6
17Baylor9-19
18Charleston13-8
19UConn13-8
20Miami (FL)11-9
21Florida Atlantic14-4
22Saint Mary's15-6
23Providence12-8
24Clemson11-9
25New Mexico12-7

Live Betting on Basketball Odds

Are you looking for more excitement at the online sportsbook? Live betting on basketball odds is your ticket.

Available for thousands of college basketball games each year, live sports betting allows you to place wagers during games. From tip-off to the final minutes of a Kentucky-Tennessee game, Arizona-UCLA game, or Ohio State-Michigan game, you can bet on the moneyline, browse over/under totals, or build a parlay with spreads.

Visit the sportsbook throughout the season for updated live odds!

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.