College basketball rankings are getting updated with a new AP Top 25 coming out after Christmas.

For most teams in the B1G, the schedule around the Christmas break features nonconference games and a brief break in the league schedule before the new year. Come January, teams will get ready for the full B1G slate and race to March Madness.

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With the final AP Poll of 2022, Purdue hangs onto its No. 1 ranking nationally with a 12-0 overall record. The rest of the top 5 remains unchanged this week with UConn, Houston, Kansas and Arizona rounding out the top 5.

Wisconsin and Indiana joined Purdue as top-25 B1G teams while Maryland, Illinois, Ohio State and Michigan State landed in the “Others receiving votes” section.

Here’s how the full AP Poll looks entering the week of Dec. 26:

#1 Purdue
#2 UConn
#3 Houston
#4 Kansas
#5 Arizona
#6 Texas
#7 Tennessee
#8 Alabama
#9 Arkansas
#10 Gonzaga
#11 UCLA
#12 Baylor
#13 Virginia
#14 Miami (FL)
#15 Wisconsin
#16 Indiana
#17 Duke
#18 TCU
#19 Kentucky
#20 Auburn
#21 Mississippi State
#22 New Mexico
#23 Xavier
#24 West Virginia
#25 North Carolina

Others receiving votes: Charleston 102, Maryland 87, Memphis 74, Illinois 65, Ohio State 59, Virginia Tech 57, Missouri 57, San Diego State 39, Iowa State 19, Marquette 12, Texas Tech 10, Michigan State 7, Providence 6, Kansas State 5, USC 4, San Francisco 1