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Published: Monday, 1/27/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

Arizona, Syracuse top AP poll for 8th week in row


Arizona and Syracuse are 1-2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the eighth consecutive week.

The Wildcats (20-0) are again a runaway No. 1, receiving 63 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Orange (19-0) got the other No. 1 votes.

Florida jumped from sixth to third while Wichita State (21-0), the other undefeated Division I team, moved up one spot to fourth.

San Diego State and Kansas both moved up two places to fifth and sixth. They were followed by Michigan State, which dropped from third, Oklahoma State, Villanova and Michigan. The Wolverines jumped from 21st to 10th after beating Michigan State.

No. 20 Creighton moved back into the rankings after being out for one week. No. 25 Texas moves into the poll for the first time since 2010-11. The Longhorns have beaten three straight ranked opponents for the first time in school history.

1. Arizona (63);20-0

2. Syracuse (2);19-0

3. Florida;17-2

4. Wichita St.;21-0

5. San Diego St.;18-1

6. Kansas;15-4

7. Michigan St.;18-2

8. Oklahoma St.;16-3

9. Villanova;17-2

10. Michigan;15-4

11. Kentucky;15-4

12. Louisville;17-3

13. Cincinnati;19-2

14. Wisconsin;17-3

15. Iowa;16-4

16. Iowa St.;15-3

17. Duke;16-4

18. Pittsburgh;18-2

19. Saint Louis;18-2

20. Creighton;17-3

21. UMass;17-2

22. Memphis;15-4

23. Oklahoma;16-4

24. Ohio St.;16-4

25. Texas;16-4

Others receiving votes: UConn 67, Gonzaga 51, UCLA 39, Virginia 18, George Washington 5, Green Bay 5, Kansas St. 5, Minnesota 5, SMU 3, American U. 1, Harvard 1, Louisiana Tech 1, New Mexico 1, Southern Miss. 1.

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