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KU 15th, Wichita State fifth in AP poll; Missouri, K-State drop out

01/13/2014 11:41 AM

01/13/2014 2:10 PM

Kansas moved up three spots to No. 15 and Wichita State gained one place to No. 5 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll Monday.

The Shockers survived a scare at Missouri State on Saturday night and remained unbeaten at 17-0. No. 1 Arizona, No. 2 Syracuse and No. 3 Wisconsin are the only other unbeaten teams in Division I. Wichita State was last in the top five when it was ranked No. 2 in the Dec. 29, 1981 poll.

The Jayhawks, 11-4, won their first two Big 12 games and face No. 8 Iowa State on Monday night in Ames.

Missouri and Kansas State both fell from the polls after conference losses. The Tigers lost their opener to Georgia before winning at Auburn and the Wildcats lost to KU in Lawrence on Saturday.

Five Big 12 teams are ranked. Besides KU and Iowa State, Oklahoma State is ninth, Baylor is No. 12 and Oklahoma is tied for No. 25. The SEC has two teams ranked: No. 7 Florida and No. 13 Kentucky.

Arizona and Syracuse remain Nos. 1 and 2 in the poll.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, 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. Arizona (61) 17-0 1,621 1
2. Syracuse (4) 16-0 1,560 2
3. Wisconsin 16-0 1,482 4
4. Michigan State 15-1 1,442 5
5. Wichita State 17-0 1,300 6
6. Villanova 15-1 1,289 8
7. Florida 13-2 1,205 10
8. Iowa State 14-1 1,048 9
9. Oklahoma State 14-2 1,046 11
10. San Diego State 14-1 1,020 13
11. Ohio State 15-2 979 3
12. Baylor 13-2 952 7
13. Kentucky 12-3 912 14
14. Iowa 14-3 831 20
15. Kansas 11-4 686 18
16. Massachusetts 14-1 579 19
17. Memphis 12-3 536 24
18. Louisville 14-3 525 12
19. Cincinnati 15-2 405
20. Creighton 14-2 329
21. Colorado 14-3 328 15
22. Pittsburgh 15-1 299
23. Duke 12-4 193 16
24. Saint Louis 15-2 148
25. (tie) Oklahoma 13-3 103
25. (tie) UCLA 13-3 103

Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, Connecticut 35, Kansas State 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.

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