Kansas Jayhawks finish No. 1 in Top 25 poll

Kansas finished No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball rankings of the season, followed by Gonzaga.

The Jayhawks (28-3) garnered 63 of 65 first-place votes. Gonzaga (31-2) and No. 3 Dayton (29-2) split the remaining two votes.

Florida State (26-5) and Baylor (26-4) rounded out the top five.

The final rankings were based on games played through March 11, when the coronavirus pandemic forced the college basketball season to end abruptly and the NCAA to cancel its annual tournament. The Associated Press does not declare a national champion in basketball.

San Diego State (30-2) finished No. 6 in the poll, followed by Creighton (24-7), Kentucky (25-6), preseason No. 1 Michigan State (22-9) and Villanova (24-7).

Villanova moved into the top 10 and Duke fell to No. 11.

This is the fourth time Kansas has finished atop the AP poll and the first time since after the 2015-16 season, when it lost to Villanova in a regional final of the NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga also finished No. 2 in 2016-17, and Dayton was No. 3 in 1955-56.

For Florida State and Baylor, this marks their first appearance in the season-ending top five. The Seminoles have finished No. 10 three times, while Baylor reached No. 9 in 2011-12.

The rest of the top 25:
11–Duke (25-6)
12–Maryland (24-7)
13–Oregon (24-7)
14–Louisville (24-7)
15–Seton Hall (21-9)
16–Virginia (23-7)
17–Wisconsin (21-10)
18–BYU (24-8)
19–Ohio State (21-10)
20–Auburn (25-6)
21–Illinois (21-10)
22–Houston (23-8)
23–Butler (22-9)
24–West Virginia (21-10)
25–Iowa (20-11)

–Field Level Media