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KU moves up to No. 7, Wichita State still fourth in new AP poll
02/10/2014 12:05 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|
|4. Wichita State||25-0||1,445||4|
|5. San Diego State||21-1||1,373||5|
|9. Michigan State||20-4||1,025||9|
|11. Iowa State||18-4||925||16|
|12. Saint Louis||22-2||908||13|
|22. Ohio State||19-5||214||—|
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|
|5. San Diego State||21-1||675||5|
|10. Michigan State||20-4||479||8|
|12. Saint Louis||22-2||427||15|
|14. Iowa State||18-4||369||17|
|20. Ohio State||19-5||162||25|
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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