Wichita State No. 2, Kansas No. 5 in latest AP basketball poll

02/24/2014 11:46 AM

02/24/2014 11:46 AM

The state of Kansas made a power move in the latest Associated Press top 25 rankings.

Kansas jumped three spots to No. 5 after two victories, while unbeaten Wichita State took over No. 2 in the poll after improving to 29-0.

That was just part of a major shakeup in the top 10 on Monday after former No. 1 Syracuse lost twice last week, including a thriller to Duke on Saturday. Florida moved up to No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time since 2006-07, the season the Gators won their second straight NCAA title.

Arizona moved up one spot to No. 3, while Syracuse fell to No. 4. Kansas was followed by Duke, Louisville, Villanova, Creighton and Saint Louis. For the Jayhawks, it was their highest ranking since rising to No. 2 on Nov. 25 after a 4-0 start.

No. 15 Iowa State and No. 24 Texas were the only other two Big 12 teams in the rankings. Oklahoma also received votes. No. 17 Kentucky joined Florida as the only other Southeastern Conference team 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 Feb. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Florida (47) 25-2 1,606 2
2. Wichita State (14) 29-0 1,549 3
3. Arizona (4) 25-2 1,494 4
4. Syracuse 25-2 1,410 1
5. Kansas 21-6 1,310 8
6. Duke 22-6 1,286 5
7. Louisville 23-4 1,152 11
8. Villanova 24-3 1,113 9
9. Creighton 23-4 1,103 11
10. Saint Louis 25-2 1,047 10
11. Cincinnati 24-4 921 7
12. Virginia 23-5 909 14
13. San Diego State 23-3 886 6
14. Wisconsin 22-5 818 16
15. Iowa State 21-5 709 17
16. Michigan 19-7 653 20
17. Kentucky 21-6 629 18
18. Michigan State 22-6 552 13
19. North Carolina 20-7 440
20. Iowa 19-7 418 15
21. Memphis 21-6 288 22
22. Ohio State 22-6 253 24
23. SMU 22-6 155
24. Texas 20-7 129 19
25. New Mexico 21-5 113

Others receiving votes:

Connecticut 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, Massachusetts 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, N.C. Central 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. 23, 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. Florida (24) 25-2 791 2
2. Wichita State (8) 29-0 771 3
3. Arizona 25-2 727 4
4. Louisville 23-4 660 5
5. Syracuse 25-2 625 1
6. Kansas 21-6 619 8
7. Duke 22-6 594 6
8. Saint Louis 25-2 563 10
9. Villanova 24-3 538 11
10. Creighton 23-4 514 12
11. Virginia 23-5 480 13
12. Cincinnati 24-4 460 9
13. San Diego State 23-3 452 7
14. Wisconsin 22-5 358 18
15. Kentucky 21-6 343 16
16. Michigan 19-7 315 20
17. Iowa State 21-5 291 19
18. Michigan State 22-6 275 14
19. Iowa 19-7 229 15
20. Ohio State 22-6 166 23
21. North Carolina 20-7 153
22. Memphis 21-6 124 24
23. Texas 20-7 102 17
24. SMU 22-6 57
25. Oklahoma 20-7 52

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 47, New Mexico 45, UCLA 15, Kansas State 9, Massachusetts 9, Stephen F. Austin 5, Pittsburgh 4, Gonzaga 3, Baylor 1, Middle Tennessee 1, Nebraska 1, Green Bay 1.

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