Missouri basketball ranked 24th; Clarkson is SEC player of the week

12/09/2013 12:44 PM

12/09/2013 12:44 PM

Missouri entered the Associated Press college basketball poll Monday at No. 24. The Tigers, 9-0, beat UCLA on Saturday, dropping the Bruins from 18th to out of the poll.

Also Monday, Missouri’s Jordan Clarkson was chosen Southeastern Conference men’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season. Clarkson, a junior guard, has scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games. He was also chosen national player of the week by College Sports Madness.

MU’s next game is at 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Western Michigan at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

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.

Four Big 12 teams (No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Kansas, No. 14 Baylor and No. 17 Iowa State) are ranked. Three SEC teams are ranked (No. 11 Kentucky, No. 19 Florida and Missouri).

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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