Jon Horford, center, and the Wolverines were routed by Iowa on Saturday. (Matthew Holst / Getty Images)
Michigan State remained at No. 9, while Michigan fell five spots to No. 15 in the Associated Press top 25 college men’s basketball poll released Monday.
Syracuse remained the unanimous No. 1 for the second straight week while SMU moved into the Top 25 for the first time in almost three decades.
The Orange (23-0) received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday. Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova remained second through sixth. Wichita State (25-0) is the only other unbeaten team in Division I.
Kansas moved up one spot to seventh and Duke jumped three spots to eighth. Michigan State and Cincinnati round out the Top Ten.
Wisconsin and Ohio State, Nos. 21 and 22, both returned to the rankings after a one-week absence. SMU, which beat then-No. 7 Cincinnati last week, moved in at No. 23, the Mustangs’ first ranking since the next-to-last poll of 1984-85, a season they were ranked as high as No. 2.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga fell out of the Top 25.
The Top Twenty Five
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
|1. Syracuse (65)||23-0||1,625||1|
|4. Wichita St.||25-0||1,445||4|
|5. San Diego St.||21-1||1,373||5|
|9. Michigan St.||20-4||1,025||9|
|11. Iowa St.||18-4||925||16|
|12. Saint Louis||22-2||908||13|
|22. Ohio St.||19-5||214||—|
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma St. 10, George Washington 6, Southern Miss. 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Arizona St. 1, Kansas St. 1, North Carolina 1.