Arizona still No. 1, 6 newcomers to Top 25; Wisconsin moves up a spot to No. 3

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 Jan. 12, 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. Arizona (61)          17-0  1,621   1
 2. Syracuse (4)          16-0  1,560   2
 3. Wisconsin             16-0  1,482   4
 4. Michigan St.          15-1  1,442   5
 5. Wichita St.           17-0  1,300   6
 6. Villanova             15-1  1,289   8
 7. Florida               13-2  1,205  10
 8. Iowa St.              14-1  1,048   9
 9. Oklahoma St.          14-2  1,046  11
10. San Diego St.         14-1  1,020  13
11. Ohio St.              15-2    979   3
12. Baylor                13-2    952   7
13. Kentucky              12-3    912  14
14. Iowa                  14-3    831  20
15. Kansas                11-4    686  18
16. UMass                 14-1    579  19
17. Memphis               12-3    536  24
18. Louisville            14-3    525  12
19. Cincinnati            15-2    405   --
20. Creighton             14-2    329   --
21. Colorado              14-3    328  15
22. Pittsburgh            15-1    299   --
23. Duke                  12-4    193  16
24. Saint Louis           15-2    148   --
25. Oklahoma              13-3    103   --
25. UCLA                  13-3    103   --

   Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, UConn 35, Kansas St. 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.

UNDATED (AP) -- Arizona and Syracuse remain No. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a sixth straight week and six newcomers joined the Top 25.

The Wildcats (17-0) received 61 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel while the Orange (16-0) got the others.

After 11 ranked teams lost at least one game, the changes started at No. 3 where Wisconsin moved up one spot to replace Ohio State, which lost two games and dropped to 11th. Michigan State was fourth followed by Wichita State, Villanova, Florida, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and San Diego State.

No. 19 Cincinnati, No. 20 Creighton, No. 22 Pittsburgh, No. 24 Saint Louis, and Oklahoma and UCLA, which tied for 25th, all moved into the rankings this week, replacing Oregon, Missouri, Gonzaga, Illinois and Kansas State.


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