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Arizona-Syracuse 1-2 for 6th straight week in AP Top 25; 6 newcomers toward bottom of poll

Arizona and Syracuse remain No. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a sixth straight week and six newcomers joined the Top 25.

The Wildcats (17-0) received 61 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel while the Orange (16-0) got the others.

After 11 ranked teams lost at least one game, the changes started at No. 3 where Wisconsin moved up one spot to replace Ohio State, which lost two games and dropped to 11th. Michigan State was fourth followed by Wichita State, Villanova, Florida, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and San Diego State.

No. 19 Cincinnati, No. 20 Creighton, No. 22 Pittsburgh, No. 24 Saint Louis, and Oklahoma and UCLA, which tied for 25th, all moved into the rankings this week, replacing Oregon, Missouri, Gonzaga, Illinois and Kansas State.

1. Arizona (61) 17-0

2. Syracuse (4) 16-0

3. Wisconsin 16-0

4. Michigan St. 15-1

5. Wichita St. 17-0

6. Villanova 15-1

7. Florida 13-2

8. Iowa St. 14-1

9. Oklahoma St. 14-2

10. San Diego St. 14-1

11. Ohio St. 15-2

12. Baylor 13-2

13. Kentucky 12-3

14. Iowa 14-3

15. Kansas 11-4

16. UMass 14-1

17. Memphis 12-3

18. Louisville 14-3

19. Cincinnati 15-2

20. Creighton 14-2

21. Colorado 14-3

22. Pittsburgh 15-1

23. Duke 12-4

24. Saint Louis 15-2

25. Oklahoma 13-3

25. UCLA 13-3

Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, UConn 35, Kansas St. 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.

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