AP top 25 men's basketball poll (1/6)

Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the fifth straight week, but for the first time in that span there are changes in the Top 25.

The Wildcats (15-0) were still a runaway No. 1, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State remaining the next four teams. Arizona received 60 first-place votes from the national media panel, while Syracuse (14-0) got the other five.

Wichita State was sixth, followed by Baylor, Villanova, Iowa State and Florida.

Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils are out of the Top 10 since December 2007.

No. 23 Illinois and No. 25 Kansas State moved into the rankings for the first time this season replacing Connecticut, which had been 17th, and North Carolina, which was 19th.

1 Arizona (60) 15-0 1,620
2 Syracuse (5) 14-0 1,550
3 Ohio State 15-0 1,470
4 Wisconsin 15-0 1,427
5 Michigan State 13-1 1,378
6 Wichita State 15-0 1,203
7 Baylor 12-1 1,169
8 Villanova 13-1 1,141
9 Iowa State 13-0 1,076
10 Florida 11-2 1,052
11 Oklahoma State 12-2 934
12 Louisville 13-2 825
13 San Diego State 12-1 823
14 Kentucky 10-3 808
15 Colorado 13-2 752
16 Duke 11-3 745
17 Oregon 13-1 715
18 Kansas 9-4 367
19 Massachusetts 12-1 364
20 Iowa 12-3 261
21 Missouri 12-1 247
22 Gonzaga 14-2 241
23 Illinois 13-2 178
24 Memphis 10-3 126
25 Kansas State 11-3 112

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 103, Creighton 82, North Carolina 79, UCLA 79, Pittsburgh 44, Connecticut 41, Harvard 41, Saint Louis 19, Oklahoma 15, Michigan 11, George Washington 9, Southern Methodist 9, Xavier 3, Notre Dame 3, Toledo 2, Arkansas 1

Dropped from rankings: Connecticut 17, North Carolina 19


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