Syracuse is new No. 1 in AP poll

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Syracuse, off to the best start in school history, is the first unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11.

The Orange (21-0) are on top of the poll for the first time since a six-week run in 2011-12. They received all the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.

Arizona (21-1) and Syracuse, which had been 1-2 for the last eight weeks, switched places after the Wildcats lost at California on Saturday. The Orange remained unbeaten with a 91-89 overtime win over Duke on Saturday.

Florida, Wichita State, the only other unbeaten in Division I, and San Diego State remained third through fifth and were followed by Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan.

No. 20 Virginia, No. 22 Connecticut and No. 23 Gonzaga returned to the rankings. They replaced Ohio State and Wisconsin, which both reached as high as No. 3 this season, and Massachusetts.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (65) 21-0 1,625
2 Arizona 21-1 1,517
3 Florida 19-2 1,482
4 Wichita State 23-0 1,447
5 San Diego State 19-1 1,370
6 Villanova 19-2 1,252
7 Cincinnati 21-2 1,182
8 Kansas 16-5 1,141
9 Michigan State 19-3 1,136
10 Michigan 16-5 949
11 Duke 17-5 940
12 Creighton 18-3 790
13 Saint Louis 20-2 728
14 Louisville 18-4 723
15 Texas 17-4 719
16 Iowa State 16-4 717
17 Iowa 17-5 669
18 Kentucky 16-5 653
19 Oklahoma State 16-5 420
20 Virginia 17-5 364
21 Oklahoma 17-5 361
22 Connecticut 17-4 252
23 Gonzaga 20-3 237
24 Memphis 16-5 114
25 Pittsburgh 18-4 110

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 79, Ohio State 45, Virginia Commonwealth 44, Southern Methodist 15, New Mexico 12, California 9, UCLA 9, Harvard 4, George Washington 3, LSU 3, Tennessee 2, American University 1, Southern Miss 1

Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 14, Massachusetts 21, Ohio State 24


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