AP College Basketball Poll 2012: Complete Week 4 Standings Released

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2012

For the fourth straight week of this college basketball season, the Indiana Hoosiers sit atop the AP Top 25 Poll.

Indiana has looked great so far, though it has only been tested once. Georgetown is the best win on the Hoosiers' resume, and their other wins have come against teams they should beat handily.

This will be the biggest week for the Hoosiers so far, specifically on Tuesday, when they take on North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. 


There is a changing of the guard at the No. 2 spot, as the Louisville Cardinals, who held that position since the start of the season, dropped a great game on Saturday night against Duke. Rick Pitino remains haunted by Mike Krzyzewski. 

The Blue Devils, meanwhile, have put together an impressive resume through the first two weeks of game action. They are 6-0 right now, with wins over Kentucky and Louisville at neutral-site locations. They will have another huge game later this week when they take on Ohio State on Wednesday night. 

The biggest loser from last week had to be the UCLA Bruins. Things started off looking good, as they found out that star recruit Shabazz Muhammad was eligible to play after missing the first three games of the season due to an investigation into his recruitment. 

But UCLA went just 1-2 with Muhammad in the lineup, losing to both Georgetown and Cal Poly. The Bruins boast a strong collection of young talent, but they struggle to put the ball in the hoop on a consistent basis. 

Here are the AP Top 25 Rankings for the week of Nov. 26 through Dec. 2.


 1. Indiana
 2. Duke
 3. Michigan
 4. Ohio State
 5. Louisville
 6. Syracuse
 7. Florida
 8. Kentucky
 9. Arizona
 10. Kansas
 11. Creighton
 12. Gonzaga
 13. Michigan State
 14. North Carolina
 15. Oklahoma State
 16. Missouri
 17. Cincinnati
 18. N.C. State
 19. Colorado
 20. Georgetown
 21. Minnesota
 22. Illinois
 23. San Diego State
 24. UNLV
 25. New Mexico