Texas basketball is No. 4 in latest AP Poll

The Texas Longhorns are back in the Top 5 in college basketball. This time, the ranking is well earned.

Texas checks in at No. 4 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, and for the first time in awhile might be underrated.

The Longhorns look like the most complete team the program has fielded in a long time following a dominant win over Gonzaga. And just in case you thought Gonzaga’s struggles against Texas meant they were no longer a top team, the Bulldogs bounced back to beat Kentucky, 88-72.

Chris Beard has said a great deal about championships, but wins against the best in the nation lend credence to those aspirations.

Here’s a look at notable rankings and who joined Texas in this week’s AP Top 25.

No. 1 - North Carolina

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No. 3 - Kansas

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No. 4 - Texas

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No. 6 - Gonzaga

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No. 7 - Baylor

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No. 8 - Duke

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No. 15 Kentucky

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No. 21 - Texas Tech

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Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire