AP college basketball poll

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Baylor's grip on No. 1 is becoming looser as Connecticut closes the gap.

The Lady Bears received 23 first-place votes Monday in the women's college basketball poll by The Associated Press. No. 2 Connecticut gained two first-place votes from last week.

The Huskies had two impressive victories, routing then-No. 3 Duke by 36 points and No. 9 DePaul by 23 points. UConn has 16 first-place votes and plays at No. 17 West Virginia on Tuesday.

Baylor had two big wins of its own this week, blowing out No. 13 Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Stanford, Tennessee and Duke round out the first five.

Penn State and Marist joined the poll at No. 23 and 25. Marist has won 17 in a row. Iowa and Georgia Tech fell from the rankings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Men's AP Poll:

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 6, 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 Pvs
1. Ohio St. (65) 24-0 1,625 1
2. Kansas 22-1 1,519 2
3. Texas 20-3 1,509 3
4. Pittsburgh 21-2 1,438 4
5. Duke 21-2 1,341 5
6. San Diego St. 23-1 1,259 7
7. BYU 22-2 1,212 8
8. Notre Dame 19-4 1,185 9
9. Villanova 19-4 1,047 12
10. Connecticut 18-4 1,040 6
11. Georgetown 18-5 1,009 13
12. Syracuse 20-4 919 17
13. Wisconsin 17-5 790 19
14. Purdue 18-5 754 11
15. Arizona 20-4 630 21
16. Louisville 18-5 604 15
17. Florida 18-5 534 --
18. Kentucky 16-6 519 10
19. Missouri 18-5 511 14
20. North Carolina 17-5 461 23
21. Utah St. 22-2 347 22
22. Texas A&M 17-5 231 16
23. Vanderbilt 16-6 128 23
24. Temple 17-5 110 --
25. West Virginia 15-7 93 25

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 88, Wichita St. 29, Coastal Carolina 26, Cincinnati 22, Saint Mary's, Calif. 22, Alabama 21, George Mason 19, Washington 15, Marquette 12, Xavier 12, Florida St. 11, Belmont 5, Illinois 5, UCLA 5, UNLV 5, Baylor 4, Colorado St. 2, Tennessee 2, UTEP 2, Cleveland St. 1, Duquesne 1, Missouri St. 1.


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