KU falls to No. 13 in new AP basketball poll; Arizona is new No. 1

12/09/2013 12:43 PM

12/09/2013 12:43 PM

Kansas fell from sixth to 13th in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll Monday after the Jayhawks lost again on a late three-pointer last week.

The Jayhawks lost 75-72 at Colorado on Saturday when Askia Booker hit a 25-foot runner at the buzzer. KU also lost to Villanova at the Battle 4 Atlantis two weeks ago on a late three. The 9-1 Buffaloes entered the poll at No. 21 this week.

KU, 6-2, plays at No. 19 Florida on Tuesday.

Arizona, 9-0, is the new No. 1 team, moving up one spot and getting 63 of the 65 first-place votes. Syracuse got the other two first-place votes and is second, followed by Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State.

Colorado was joined as a poll newcomer by 9-0 Missouri, which is ranked No. 24 after beating UCLA on Saturday, dropping the Bruins from 18th to out of the poll. North Carolina moved back into the poll at No. 18.

Wichita State, 9-0, dropped one spot to No. 12. The Shockers are eighth in the USA Today coaches’ poll. The Jayhawks, who were seventh in that poll, fell to No. 13.

Four Big 12 teams (Kansas, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 14 Baylor and No. 17 Iowa State) are ranked. Three SEC teams are ranked (Missouri, Florida and No. 11 Kentucky).

AP top 25
Team (first-place votes) W-L Pts Prv
1. Arizona (63) 9-0 1,623 2
2. Syracuse (2) 9-0 1,522 4
3. Ohio State 8-0 1,453 5
4. Wisconsin 10-0 1,318 8
5. Michigan State 7-1 1,311 1
6. Louisville 8-1 1,262 7
7. Oklahoma State 8-1 1,160 9
8. Duke 7-2 1,040 10
9. Connecticut 9-0 981 12
10. Villanova 9-0 938 14
11. Kentucky 7-2 926 3
12. Wichita State 9-0 884 11
13. Kansas 6-2 862 6
14. Baylor 8-1 843 20
15. Oregon 8-0 831 13
16. Memphis 6-1 768 16
17. Iowa State 7-0 606 17
18. North Carolina 6-2 450
19. Florida 6-2 434 15
20. Gonzaga 8-1 365 19
21. Colorado 9-1 330
22. Massachusetts 8-0 326 21
23. Iowa 9-1 207 23
24. Missouri 9-0 203
25. San Diego State 7-1 159 24

Others receiving votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise State 34, Michigan 26, VCU 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Indiana 3, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 3, Creighton 2, George Washington 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1.

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