Wisconsin returns to AP Top 25; Syracuse still unanimous No. 1

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 Feb. 9, 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. Syracuse (65)         23-0  1,625   1
 2. Arizona               23-1  1,525   2
 3. Florida               21-2  1,477   3
 4. Wichita St.           25-0  1,445   4
 5. San Diego St.         21-1  1,373   5
 6. Villanova             21-2  1,288   6
 7. Kansas                18-5  1,234   8
 8. Duke                  19-5  1,130  11
 9. Michigan St.          20-4  1,025   9
10. Cincinnati            22-3    970   7
11. Iowa St.              18-4    925  16
12. Saint Louis           22-2    908  13
13. Louisville            19-4    866  14
14. Kentucky              18-5    769  18
15. Michigan              17-6    702  10
16. Iowa                  18-6    686  17
17. Virginia              19-5    608  20
18. Creighton             19-4    552  12
19. Texas                 18-5    417  15
20. Memphis               18-5    333  24
21. Wisconsin             19-5    242   --
22. Ohio St.              19-5    214   --
23. SMU                   19-5    205   --
24. UConn                 18-5    194  22
25. Pittsburgh            20-4    175  25

   Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma St. 10, George Washington 6, Southern Miss. 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Arizona St. 1, Kansas St. 1, North Carolina 1.

UNDATED (AP) -- Syracuse is a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week while SMU moved into the Top 25 for the first time in almost three decades.

The Orange (23-0) received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday. Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova remained second through sixth. Wichita State (25-0) is the only other unbeaten team in Division I.

Kansas moved up one spot to seventh and Duke jumped three spots to eighth. Michigan State and Cincinnati round out the Top Ten.

Wisconsin and Ohio State, Nos. 21 and 22, both returned to the rankings after a one-week absence. SMU, which beat then-No. 7 Cincinnati last week, moved in at No. 23, the Mustangs' first ranking since the next-to-last poll of 1984-85, a season they were ranked as high as No. 2.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga fell out of the Top 25.


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