KU moves up to No. 7, Wichita State still fourth in new AP poll

02/10/2014 1:49 PM

02/10/2014 1:49 PM

Syracuse is a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week while SMU moved into the Top 25 for the first time in almost three decades.

The Orange, 23-0, received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday. Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova remained second through sixth. Wichita State, 25-0, is the only other unbeaten team in Division I.

Kansas moved up one spot to seventh and Duke jumped three spots to eighth. Michigan State and Cincinnati round out the top 10.

Wisconsin and Ohio State, Nos. 21 and 22, both returned to the rankings after a one-week absence. SMU, which beat then-No. 7 Cincinnati last week, moved in at No. 23, the Mustangs’ first ranking since the next-to-last poll of 1984-85, a season they were ranked as high as No. 2.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga fell out of the Top 25. Kansas State received one 25th-place vote.

Wichita State also remained No. 2 in the USA Today coaches poll.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, 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 (65) 23-0 1,625 1
2. Arizona 23-1 1,525 2
3. Florida 21-2 1,477 3
4. Wichita State 25-0 1,445 4
5. San Diego State 21-1 1,373 5
6. Villanova 21-2 1,288 6
7. Kansas 18-5 1,234 8
8. Duke 19-5 1,130 11
9. Michigan State 20-4 1,025 9
10. Cincinnati 22-3 970 7
11. Iowa State 18-4 925 16
12. Saint Louis 22-2 908 13
13. Louisville 19-4 866 14
14. Kentucky 18-5 769 18
15. Michigan 17-6 702 10
16. Iowa 18-6 686 17
17. Virginia 19-5 608 20
18. Creighton 19-4 552 12
19. Texas 18-5 417 15
20. Memphis 18-5 333 24
21. Wisconsin 19-5 242
22. Ohio State 19-5 214
23. SMU 19-5 205
24. Connecticut 18-5 194 22
25. Pittsburgh 20-4 175 25

Others receiving votes:

Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Southern Mississippi 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Arizona State 1, Kansas State 1, North Carolina 1.

USA Today Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, 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) 23-0 800 1
2. Wichita State 25-0 744 2
3. Arizona 23-1 742 3
4. Florida 21-2 711 4
5. San Diego State 21-1 675 5
6. Villanova 21-2 629 6
7. Kansas 18-5 569 9
8. Louisville 19-4 529 10
9. Duke 19-5 511 11
10. Michigan State 20-4 479 8
11. Cincinnati 22-3 467 7
12. Saint Louis 22-2 427 15
13. Kentucky 18-5 403 14
14. Iowa State 18-4 369 17
15. Iowa 18-6 333 13
16. Virginia 19-5 310 21
17. Creighton 19-4 305 12
18. Michigan 17-6 254 16
19. Texas 18-5 170 18
20. Ohio State 19-5 162 25
21. Wisconsin 19-5 158 24
22. Memphis 18-5 152 _
23. Pittsburgh 20-4 148 22
24. Gonzaga 21-4 78 20
25. Oklahoma 18-6 55 23

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 54, Kansas State 38, SMU 37, Southern Miss. 25, Massachussetts 15, UCLA 15, New Mexico 12, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Colorado 5, Stephen F. Austin 1, VCU 1, West Virginia 1.

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