Wichita State up to No. 3, KU is No. 8 in latest AP basketball poll

02/17/2014 12:55 PM

02/17/2014 12:55 PM

Syracuse is still No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, but it is no longer a unanimous choice.

The Orange, 25-0, who won two games in the final seconds last week, are on top for a third straight week but they received 64 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. They were a unanimous choice the last two weeks.

Florida, 23-2, which won at Kentucky on Saturday, moved from third to second and received the other first-place vote.

Wichita State, 27-0, the only other unbeaten Division I team, moved from fourth to third while Arizona, which lost to Arizona State last week, dropped from second to fourth.

Duke moved from eighth to fifth and was followed by San Diego State, Cincinnati, Kansas, Villanova and Saint Louis.

UCLA, at No. 23, and Gonzaga, at No. 25, return to the rankings replacing SMU and Pittsburgh.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 16, 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 (64) 25-0 1,624 1
2. Florida (1) 23-2 1,543 3
3. Wichita State 27-0 1,489 4
4. Arizona 23-2 1,427 2
5. Duke 20-5 1,296 8
6. San Diego State 22-2 1,232 5
7. Cincinnati 23-3 1,157 10
8. Kansas 19-6 1,129 7
9. Villanova 22-3 1,020 6
10. Saint Louis 23-2 1,019 12
11. Creighton 21-4 991 18
11. Louisville 21-4 991 13
13. Michigan State 21-5 788 9
14. Virginia 21-5 752 17
15. Iowa 19-6 721 16
16. Wisconsin 21-5 609 21
17. Iowa State 19-5 597 11
18. Kentucky 19-6 579 14
19. Texas 20-5 577 19
20. Michigan 18-7 421 15
21. Connecticut 20-5 382 24
22. Memphis 19-6 204 20
23. UCLA 20-5 168
24. Ohio State 20-6 133 22
25. Gonzaga 23-4 112

Others receiving votes:

North Carolina 54, Arizona State 45, Pittsburgh 21, SMU 21, Stephen F. Austin 8, Oklahoma 7, New Mexico 3, VCU 2, Green Bay 1, Kansas State 1, Louisiana Tech 1.

USA Today coaches’ Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 16, 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) 25-0 800 1
2. Florida 23-2 752 4
3. Wichita State 27-0 747 2
4. Arizona 23-2 679 3
5. Louisville 21-4 618 8
6. Duke 20-5 611 9
7. San Diego State 22-2 591 5
8. Kansas 19-6 554 7
9. Cincinnati 23-3 526 11
10. Saint Louis 23-2 513 12
11. Villanova 22-3 506 6
12. Creighton 21-4 423 17
13. Virginia 21-5 416 16
14. Michigan State 21-5 406 10
15. Iowa 19-6 375 15
16. Kentucky 19-6 302 13
17. Texas 20-5 278 19
18. Wisconsin 21-5 255 21
19. Iowa State 19-5 227 14
20. Michigan 18-7 159 18
21. UConn 20-5 158
22. Gonzaga 23-4 128 24
23. Ohio State 20-6 97 20
24. Memphis 19-6 85 22
25. UCLA 20-5 72

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 31, North Carolina 22, Kansas State 19, Pittsburgh 17, SMU 7, Stephen F. Austin 7, Arizona State 6, New Mexico 6, Louisiana Tech 2, West Virginia 2, California 1, Nebraska 1, VCU 1.

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