It’s the highest ranking in school history for the Frogs, who improved to 12-0 with a victory at home last Friday over William & Mary.
The win was TCU’s 17th in a row dating to last season, when it closed out Dixon’s first year as coach of the Frogs with a run to the National Invitation Tournament title.
Before today, the highest TCU had ever been ranked was No. 13 on Feb. 23, 1998.
Villanova, Michigan State, Arizona State and Duke remained 1-4, respectively, as the new poll was released Monday.
Texas A&M, now 11-1, is fifth in the nation. The Aggies have won four straight since their only loss of the season on Dec. 5 at Arizona.
Xavier of Ohio is sixth and West Virginia seventh. West Virginia is the the highest ranked of six Big 12 teams in the Top 25.
The others are TCU and Kansas (11th), Oklahoma (12th), Baylor (18th) and Texas Tech (22nd).
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) December 25, 2017