Top 25 AP Poll: College Basketball

By Amanda Borges
Assistant Digital Editor

Syracuse is a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press collegeĀ 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.

Here is the latest Top 25 AP Poll for college basketball:

1. Syracuse

2. Arizona

3. Florida

4. San Diego State

5. Wichita State

6. Villanova

7. Kansas

8. Michigan State

9. Duke

10. Saint Louis

11. Iowa State

12. Cincinnati

13. Kentucky

14. Iowa

15. Michigan

16. Louisville

17. Memphis

18. Virginia

19. Creighton

20. Texas

21. Oklahoma

22. Connecticut

23. Wisconsin

24. Pittsburgh

25. SMU

SOURCE: Associated Press

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