Badgers up to #4 in AP Poll, highest since 2007

Posted-December 9th, 2013 4:46 pm

Arizona has moved up one spot to No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, the Wildcats' first top ranking since 2003.

Arizona (9-0) was a runaway choice at No. 1, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday. The Wildcats were sixth in the preseason Top 25, and their climb has been highlighted by wins over San Diego State and Duke.

Syracuse, which got the other first-place votes, and Ohio State moved up two places to second and third, while Wisconsin jumped four spots to fourth. Michigan State, which had been No. 1 for three weeks, dropped to fifth after losing 79-65 at home to North Carolina.

Louisville was No. 6, followed by Oklahoma State, Duke, Connecticut and Villanova.

North Carolina moved back into the poll at No. 18 after a one-week absence. Colorado and Missouri are in the Top 25 for the first time this season. UCLA, Michigan and Dayton fell out of the rankings.

Record Pts Prv
1. Arizona (63) 9-0 1,623 2
2. Syracuse (2) 9-0 1,522 4
3. Ohio St. 8-0 1,453 5
4. Wisconsin 10-0 1,318 8
5. Michigan St. 7-1 1,311 1
6. Louisville 8-1 1,262 7
7. Oklahoma St. 8-1 1,160 9
8. Duke 7-2 1,040 10
9. UConn 9-0 981 12
10. Villanova 9-0 938 14
11. Kentucky 7-2 926 3
12. Wichita St. 9-0 884 11
13. Kansas 6-2 862 6
14. Baylor 8-1 843 20
15. Oregon 8-0 831 13
16. Memphis 6-1 768 16
17. Iowa St. 7-0 606 17
18. North Carolina 6-2 450 --
19. Florida 6-2 434 15
20. Gonzaga 8-1 365 19
21. Colorado 9-1 330 --
22. UMass 8-0 326 21
23. Iowa 9-1 207 23
24. Missouri 9-0 203 --
25. San Diego St. 7-1 159 24

Others receiving votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise St. 34, Michigan 26, VCU 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Indiana 3, Saint Mary's (Cal) 3, Creighton 2, George Washington 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1.

(Copyright Associated Press)


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