Vols drop from 7th to 19th in AP college basketball poll

Last week, the Vols lost to Oakland and Charlotte, handing the team its first losses of the season.

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2010, file photo shows Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl yelling to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri State, in Knoxville, Tenn. Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has suspended Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for the Volunteers' first eight conference games as punishment for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators. Slive sent a letter Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, that informed Pearl he is prohibited from participating in practices, meetings and any activities related to games between Jan. 8 and Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 19, 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. Duke (64) 10-0 1,624 1
2. Ohio St. (1) 10-0 1,551 2
3. Kansas 10-0 1,479 3
4. Connecticut 8-0 1,408 4
5. Syracuse 11-0 1,395 5
6. Pittsburgh 11-1 1,270 8
7. San Diego St. 12-0 1,134 11
8. Villanova 9-1 1,118 10
9. Missouri 10-1 1,009 13
10. Georgetown 10-1 980 15
11. Kansas St. 9-2 866 6
12. Michigan St. 8-3 858 14
13. Kentucky 8-2 850 17
14. Purdue 10-1 712 19
15. Baylor 7-1 684 9
16. Memphis 8-1 577 18
17. Minnesota 10-1 504 21
18. Texas 9-2 429 22
19. Tennessee 7-2 411 7
20. Florida 8-2 382 --
21. Illinois 10-2 370 12
22. Notre Dame 10-1 327 24
23. BYU 10-1 302 16
24. UCF 10-0 258 --
25. Texas A&M 10-1 246 25

Others receiving votes: Louisville 124, Vanderbilt 49, Washington 49, Temple 39, West Virginia 24, Wisconsin 16, Northwestern 15, Cincinnati 14, North Carolina 10, UNLV 10, Arizona 8, Drexel 6, Gonzaga 3, Saint Mary's, Calif. 3, Washington St. 3, Boston College 2, Oklahoma St. 2, Old Dominion 2, Cleveland St. 1, New Mexico 1.


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