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Missouri up to No. 23, KU falls to No. 18 in AP college basketball poll

12/16/2013 11:09 AM

12/16/2013 2:05 PM

Missouri and Wichita State each moved up one spot and Kansas fell five in the latest Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll.

The Tigers, who improved to 10-0 with a win over Western Michigan on Sunday, are No. 23. They play Illinois on Saturday in St. Louis in the annual Braggin Rights Game.

The Shockers, who fell in the poll last week despite their undefeated record, moved up to No. 11 this week.

The Jayhawks, 7-3, are No. 18, one spot ahead of the other three-loss team in the poll, Kentucky. KU lost at Florida and beat New Mexico last week.

AP Top 25
Team (first-place votes) Record Pts Prv
1. Arizona (63) 11-0 1,623 1
2. Syracuse (2) 10-0 1,528 2
3. Ohio State 10-0 1,464 3
4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,381 4
5. Michigan State 8-1 1,297 5
6. Louisville 9-1 1,264 6
7. Oklahoma State 9-1 1,165 7
8. Duke 7-2 1,053 8
8. Villanova 10-0 1,053 10
10. Connecticut 9-0 1,035 9
11. Wichita State 10-0 923 12
12. Baylor 8-1 898 14
13. Oregon 9-0 834 15
14. North Carolina 7-2 792 18
15. Memphis 7-1 755 16
16. Florida 7-2 699 19
17. Iowa State 8-0 698 17
18. Kansas 7-3 482 13
19. Kentucky 8-3 414 11
20. Colorado 10-1 405 21
21. Gonzaga 10-1 376 20
22. Massachusetts 9-0 351 22
23. Missouri 10-0 222 24
24. San Diego State 7-1 176 25
25. Iowa 10-2 72 23

Others receiving votes: UCLA 69, Pittsburgh 66, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 11, George Washington 5, Harvard 4, Oklahoma 4, Michigan 3, Toledo 3.

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