Michigan State No. 1 For Third Week In AP Men's Poll

(December 2, 2013) Michigan State was No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.

Arizona moved from fourth to second Monday, drawing the other No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Kentucky remained No. 3 while Syracuse jumped from eighth to fourth.

Ohio State moves up two spots to No. 5 and was followed by Kansas, which had been second.

Completing the top 10 are Louisville, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Duke, which drops four spots after losing to Arizona in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Villanova beat Kansas and Iowa to win the Battle 4 Atlantis and went from unranked to No. 14.

The other newcomers are No. 24 San Diego State and No. 25 Dayton, replacing North Carolina, Creighton and Marquette.

Baylor dropped from No. 18 to No. 20.

Associated Press Men’s College Basketball Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS

1 Michigan State (63) 7-0 1,623
2 Arizona (2) 7-0 1,547
3 Kentucky 7-1 1,473
4 Syracuse 7-0 1,375
5 Ohio State 6-0 1,340
6 Kansas 6-1 1,240
7 Louisville 6-1 1,139
8 Wisconsin 8-0 1,094
9 Oklahoma State 7-1 1,070
10 Duke 6-2 1,021
11 Wichita State 8-0 911
12 Connecticut 7-0 836
13 Oregon 7-0 801
14 Villanova 7-0 785
15 Florida 6-1 758
16 Memphis 5-1 748
17 Iowa State 5-0 623
18 UCLA 7-0 548
19 Gonzaga 7-1 380
20 Baylor 7-1 377
21 Massachusetts 6-0 274
22 Michigan 5-2 223
23 Iowa 7-1 171
24 San Diego State 5-1 150
25 Dayton 6-1 90

Others receiving votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida State 40, Boise State 36, Pittsburgh 36, Virginia Commonwealth 30, Charlotte 20, Creighton 17, Colorado 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Ole Miss 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary's 2, Xavier 1

Dropped from rankings: North Carolina 16, Creighton 20, Marquette 25


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