AP poll: Michigan State No. 1 for 3rd week in row; Badgers crack top 10

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, 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. Michigan St. (63)      7-0  1,623   1
 2. Arizona (2)            7-0  1,547   4
 3. Kentucky               7-1  1,473   3
 4. Syracuse               7-0  1,375   8
 5. Ohio St.               6-0  1,340   7
 6. Kansas                 6-1  1,240   2
 7. Louisville             6-1  1,139   9
 8. Wisconsin              8-0  1,094  10
 9. Oklahoma St.           7-1  1,070   5
10. Duke                   6-2  1,021   6
11. Wichita St.            8-0    911  12
12. UConn                  7-0    836  13
13. Oregon                 7-0    801  14
14. Villanova              7-0    785   --
15. Florida                6-1    758  15
16. Memphis                5-1    748  21
17. Iowa St.               5-0    623  17
18. UCLA                   7-0    548  19
19. Gonzaga                7-1    380  11
20. Baylor                 7-1    377  18
21. UMass                  6-0    274  24
22. Michigan               5-2    223  22
23. Iowa                   7-1    171  23
24. San Diego St.          5-1    150   --
25. Dayton                 6-1     90   --

   Others receiving votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida St. 40, Boise St. 36, Pittsburgh 36, VCU 30, Charlotte 20, Colorado 17, Creighton 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Mississippi 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary's (Cal) 2, Xavier 1.

(AP) -- Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.

Arizona moved from fourth to second Monday, drawing the other No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Kentucky remains third while Syracuse jumps from eighth to fourth. Ohio State moves up two spots to fifth and is followed by Kansas, which had been second. Completing the top 10 are Louisville, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Duke, which drops four spots after losing to Arizona in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Villanova beat Kansas and Iowa to win the Battle 4 Atlantis and goes from unranked to No. 14. The other newcomers are No. 24 San Diego State and No. 25 Dayton. They replace North Carolina, Creighton and Marquette.


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