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Arizona No. 1 In AP Men’s Poll; Baylor Moves Up A Notch


(December 23, 2013) Arizona was No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday for the third straight week.

Baylor moved up from No. 12 to No. 11.

The Wildcats (12-0) were again a runaway choice, receiving 63 No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday.

Syracuse drew the other No. 1 votes and was No. 2, with the top eight teams holding their spots from last week.

Ohio State was third followed by Wisconsin, Michigan State, Louisville, Oklahoma State and Villanova.

Duke dropped to ninth after it was tied for eighth last week with Villanova.

Wichita State was No. 10, its first top 10 ranking since spending two weeks at No. 8 in December 2006.

The rest of the Top 25 teams remained the same despite losses by No. 20 Colorado, No. 21 Gonzaga, No. 22 Massachusetts and No. 23 Missouri.

Associated Press College Basketball Poll

Rank Team Record Points

1 Arizona (63) 12-0 1,623
2 Syracuse (2) 11-0 1,528
3 Ohio State 12-0 1,462
4 Wisconsin 12-0 1,390
5 Michigan State 10-1 1,336
6 Louisville 11-1 1,274
7 Oklahoma State 11-1 1,221
8 Villanova 11-0 1,116
9 Duke 9-2 1,108
10 Wichita State 12-0 981
11 Baylor 10-1 970
12 Oregon 11-0 914
13 Florida 9-2 881
14 Iowa State 9-0 804
15 Connecticut 10-1 661
16 Kansas 8-3 659
17 Memphis 8-2 630
18 Kentucky 9-3 529
19 North Carolina 8-3 413
20 San Diego State 9-1 378
21 Colorado 10-2 345
22 Iowa 11-2 278
23 Massachusetts 10-1 154
24 Gonzaga 10-2 79
25 Missouri 10-1 69

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65, Illinois 53, Texas 47, George Washington 43, Toledo 27, Florida State 23, Michigan 15, UCLA 14, Harvard 14, Saint Mary's 8, Pittsburgh 6, Creighton 5, LSU 1, Southern Methodist 1


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