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KU moves up to No. 7, Wichita State still fourth in new AP poll

Updated: 2014-02-10T19:49:46Z

The 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 10.

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. Kansas State received one 25th-place vote.

Wichita State also remained No. 2 in the USA Today coaches poll.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Team (first-place votes) Record Pts Prv
1. Syracuse (65)23-01,6251
2. Arizona23-11,5252
3. Florida21-21,4773
4. Wichita State25-01,4454
5. San Diego State21-11,3735
6. Villanova21-21,2886
7. Kansas18-51,2348
8. Duke19-51,13011
9. Michigan State20-41,0259
10. Cincinnati22-39707
11. Iowa State18-492516
12. Saint Louis22-290813
13. Louisville19-486614
14. Kentucky18-576918
15. Michigan17-670210
16. Iowa18-668617
17. Virginia19-560820
18. Creighton19-455212
19. Texas18-541715
20. Memphis18-533324
21. Wisconsin19-5242
22. Ohio State19-5214
23. SMU19-5205
24. Connecticut18-519422
25. Pittsburgh20-417525

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

USA Today Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Team (first-place votes) Record Pts Pvs
1. Syracuse (32)23-08001
2. Wichita State25-07442
3. Arizona23-17423
4. Florida21-27114
5. San Diego State21-16755
6. Villanova21-26296
7. Kansas18-55699
8. Louisville19-452910
9. Duke19-551111
10. Michigan State20-44798
11. Cincinnati22-34677
12. Saint Louis22-242715
13. Kentucky18-540314
14. Iowa State18-436917
15. Iowa18-633313
16. Virginia19-531021
17. Creighton19-430512
18. Michigan17-625416
19. Texas18-517018
20. Ohio State19-516225
21. Wisconsin19-515824
22. Memphis18-5152_
23. Pittsburgh20-414822
24. Gonzaga21-47820
25. Oklahoma18-65523

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 54, Kansas State 38, SMU 37, Southern Miss. 25, Massachussetts 15, UCLA 15, New Mexico 12, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Colorado 5, Stephen F. Austin 1, VCU 1, West Virginia 1.

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