Syracuse still unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Syracuse is a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week while SMU moved into the Top 25 for the first time in almost three decades.

The Orange (23-0) received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday. Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova remained second through sixth. Wichita State (25-0) is the only other unbeaten team in Division I.

Kansas moved up one spot to seventh and Duke jumped three spots to eighth. Michigan State and Cincinnati round out the Top Ten.

Wisconsin and Ohio State, Nos. 21 and 22, both returned to the rankings after a one-week absence. SMU, which beat then-No. 7 Cincinnati last week, moved in at No. 23, the Mustangs' first ranking since the next-to-last poll of 1984-85, a season they were ranked as high as No. 2.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga fell out of the Top 25.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (65) 23-0 1,625
2 Arizona 23-1 1,525
3 Florida 21-2 1,477
4 Wichita State 25-0 1,445
5 San Diego State 21-1 1,373
6 Villanova 21-2 1,288
7 Kansas 18-5 1,234
8 Duke 19-5 1,130
9 Michigan State 20-4 1,025
10 Cincinnati 22-3 970
11 Iowa State 18-4 925
12 Saint Louis 22-2 908
13 Louisville 19-4 866
14 Kentucky 18-5 769
15 Michigan 17-6 702
16 Iowa 18-6 686
17 Virginia 19-5 608
18 Creighton 19-4 552
19 Texas 18-5 417
20 Memphis 18-5 333
21 Wisconsin 19-5 242
22 Ohio State 19-5 214
23 Southern Methodist 19-5 205
24 Connecticut 18-5 194
25 Pittsburgh 20-4 175

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Southern Miss 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Kansas State 1, North Carolina 1, Arizona State 1

Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 19, Oklahoma 21, Gonzaga 23


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