Indiana is an almost unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga climbed to No. 2 for the first time in school history.
The Hoosiers received 64 of 65 first-place votes and the Bulldogs, who had received two No. 1 votes the week before, received the remaining one. Gonzaga had been ranked third last week, matching its previous best ranking.
Miami, which held down the No. 2 spot last week, slipped to fifth. The Hurricanes were jumped by fellow ACC foe Duke (No. 3) and Big Ten bulwark Michigan (No. 4).
Kansas (No. 6), Georgetown (No. 7), Florida (No. 8), Michigan State (No. 9) and Louisville (No. 10) round out the Top10. The Hoyas, which have won nine straight, surged four spots to seventh after their statement win on Saturday over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. The Orange fell four spots itself, sinking from No. 8 to No. 12. The Gators slipped from fifth to eighth after losing to Missouri during the week while the Spartans, which lost twice in the week, fell five spots from fourth to ninth.
Saint Louis roared into the poll at No. 18 for the first time this season. The A-10 frontrunners made the largest jump into the AP Top 25 this season. Louisiana Tech became a first-time poll entrant as well, checking in at No. 25. The Bulldogs, who have paced the WAC for two months and counting, have won 16 in a row.
Colorado State (No. 22) and Virginia Commonwealth (No. 24) each toppled out of the poll.
|AP Top 25|
- Others receiving votes: Colorado State 49, Virginia Commonwealth 45, Akron 43, Wichita State 35, Saint Mary’s 24, Illinois 19, Connecticut 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Missouri 1, Belmont 1, Stephen F. Austin 1
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