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Wichita State No. 2, Kansas No. 5 in latest AP basketball poll
02/24/2014 11:45 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:
|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|
|10. Saint Louis||25-2||1,047||10|
|13. San Diego State||23-3||886||6|
|15. Iowa State||21-5||709||17|
|18. Michigan State||22-6||552||13|
|19. North Carolina||20-7||440||—|
|22. Ohio State||22-6||253||24|
|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|
|8. Saint Louis||25-2||563||10|
|13. San Diego State||23-3||452||7|
|17. Iowa State||21-5||291||19|
|18. Michigan State||22-6||275||14|
|20. Ohio State||22-6||166||23|
|21. North Carolina||20-7||153||—|
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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