Baylor Moves Up In AP Men’s BB Poll; Michigan Ranked No. 1

(November 18, 2013) Michigan State was No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday for the first time in 13 years.

Baylor moved up from No. 23 to No. 20 Monday.

The Spartans moved up one spot after beating top-ranked Kentucky last week.

They took the No. 1 spot by a wide margin, receiving 51 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.

It’s Michigan State's first time on top of the rankings since a two-week run in 2000-01 when the Spartans reached the Final Four.

Their only other time at No. 1 was a two-week stint in 1978-79 when Magic Johnson carried the Spartans to the national title.

Kansas, which beat Duke in the other game in the big doubleheader last week, moved from fifth to second and received seven first-place votes.

Louisville stayed third and drew the other seven first-place votes.

Kentucky dropped to fourth and was followed by Arizona, Duke, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Syracuse and VCU.

Associated Press College Basketball Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Michigan State (51) 3-0 1608 2
2 Kansas (7) 2-0 1523 5
3 Louisville (7) 3-0 1511 3
4 Kentucky 3-1 1410 1
5 Arizona (5) 3-0 1339 6
6 Duke 2-1 1320 4
7 Oklahoma State 3-0 1198 8
8 Ohio State 3-0 1172 10
9 Syracuse 3-0 1135 9
10 VCU 3-0 928 14
11 Memphis 1-0 871 13
12 Wisconsin 3-0 763 20
13 Gonzaga 3-0 710 15
14 Michigan 2-1 705 7
14 Wichita State 4-0 705 16
16 Florida 2-1 619 11
17 Oregon 2-0 613 18
18 Connecticut 4-0 600 19
19 New Mexico 2-0 353 22
20 Baylor 3-0 342 23
21 Iowa State 3-0 296
22 UCLA 2-0 291 24
23 Creighton 3-0 246 26
24 North Carolina 2-1 213 12
25 Marquette 2-1 144 17

Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 122, Indiana 109, Virginia 77, Harvard 72, Boise State 28, Belmont 18, Arizona State 13, Villanova 11, Xavier 10, Tennessee 9, Pittsburgh 7, Colorado 6, Missouri 5, Florida State 4, Minnesota 4, Saint Louis 4, Cincinnati 3, BYU 2, Indiana State 2, Massachusetts 2, George Washington 1, Notre Dame 1


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