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Wichita State up to No. 3, KU is No. 8 in latest AP basketball poll

Updated: 2014-02-17T18:55:17Z

The Associated Press

Syracuse is still No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, but it is no longer a unanimous choice.

The Orange, 25-0, who won two games in the final seconds last week, are on top for a third straight week but they received 64 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. They were a unanimous choice the last two weeks.

Florida, 23-2, which won at Kentucky on Saturday, moved from third to second and received the other first-place vote.

Wichita State, 27-0, the only other unbeaten Division I team, moved from fourth to third while Arizona, which lost to Arizona State last week, dropped from second to fourth.

Duke moved from eighth to fifth and was followed by San Diego State, Cincinnati, Kansas, Villanova and Saint Louis.

UCLA, at No. 23, and Gonzaga, at No. 25, return to the rankings replacing SMU and Pittsburgh.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 16, 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 (64)25-01,6241
2. Florida (1)23-21,5433
3. Wichita State27-01,4894
4. Arizona23-21,4272
5. Duke20-51,2968
6. San Diego State22-21,2325
7. Cincinnati23-31,15710
8. Kansas19-61,1297
9. Villanova22-31,0206
10. Saint Louis23-21,01912
11. Creighton21-499118
11. Louisville21-499113
13. Michigan State21-57889
14. Virginia21-575217
15. Iowa19-672116
16. Wisconsin21-560921
17. Iowa State19-559711
18. Kentucky19-657914
19. Texas20-557719
20. Michigan18-742115
21. Connecticut20-538224
22. Memphis19-620420
23. UCLA20-5168
24. Ohio State20-613322
25. Gonzaga23-4112

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 54, Arizona State 45, Pittsburgh 21, SMU 21, Stephen F. Austin 8, Oklahoma 7, New Mexico 3, VCU 2, Green Bay 1, Kansas State 1, Louisiana Tech 1.

USA Today coaches’ Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 16, 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)25-08001
2. Florida23-27524
3. Wichita State27-07472
4. Arizona23-26793
5. Louisville21-46188
6. Duke20-56119
7. San Diego State22-25915
8. Kansas19-65547
9. Cincinnati23-352611
10. Saint Louis23-251312
11. Villanova22-35066
12. Creighton21-442317
13. Virginia21-541616
14. Michigan State21-540610
15. Iowa19-637515
16. Kentucky19-630213
17. Texas20-527819
18. Wisconsin21-525521
19. Iowa State19-522714
20. Michigan18-715918
21. UConn20-5158
22. Gonzaga23-412824
23. Ohio State20-69720
24. Memphis19-68522
25. UCLA20-572

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 31, North Carolina 22, Kansas State 19, Pittsburgh 17, SMU 7, Stephen F. Austin 7, Arizona State 6, New Mexico 6, Louisiana Tech 2, West Virginia 2, California 1, Nebraska 1, VCU 1.

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