Wichita State at No. 23 in latest AP basketball rankings

12/11/2012 7:22 AM

12/11/2012 7:22 AM

Wichita State moved up one spot in the Associated Press men’s basketball to No. 23 on Monday.

The Shockers (9-0) received 280 points in voting by writers and broadcasters, up from 245 a week ago. WSU went 1-0 last week, defeating Northern Colorado 80-54. It plays at Tennessee on Thursday.

Kansas remained at No. 9. Creighton stayed No. 16 with wins over Nebraska and Akron.

The poll featured little movement during a light schedule of games. No team dropped out and Gonzaga took the biggest fall, slipping four spots to No. 14 after a 1-1 week. Oklahoma State dropped one spot to No. 24 despite defeating South Florida and Missouri State.

In the poll of 31 coaches administered by USA Today, WSU is No. 26 with 88 points, five behind No. 25 North Carolina State.

AP Men’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 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:

Record Pts Prv
1. Indiana (44) 9-0 1,580 1
2. Duke (20) 9-0 1,551 2
3. Michigan 9-0 1,444 3
4. Syracuse 8-0 1,378 4
5. Florida 7-0 1,319 6
6. Louisville 8-1 1,303 5
7. Ohio St. 6-1 1,211 7
8. Arizona 7-0 1,178 8
9. Kansas 7-1 1,087 9
10. Illinois 10-0 991 13
11. Cincinnati 9-0 944 11
12. Missouri 8-1 877 12
13. Minnesota 10-1 714 14
14. Gonzaga 9-1 699 10
15. Georgetown 7-1 577 15
16. Creighton 9-1 525 16
17. New Mexico 10-0 512 18
18. San Diego St. 7-1 491 17
19. Michigan St. 8-2 328 19
20. UNLV 7-1 305 21
21. North Carolina 7-2 298 20
22. Notre Dame 8-1 283 22
23. Wichita St. 9-0 280 24
24. Oklahoma St. 7-1 251 23
25. NC State 6-2 213 25

Others receiving votes: Oregon 177, Pittsburgh 177, Kentucky 44, Wyoming 15, UConn 10, Marquette 8, VCU 6, Butler 5, Maryland 5, Murray St. 4, Alabama 3, Miami 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 1.

USA Today/ESPN Men’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Pvs
1. Indiana (25) 9-0 769 1
2. Duke (6) 9-0 749 2
3. Michigan 9-0 705 3
4. Syracuse 10-0 663 4
5. Florida 7-0 644 5
6. Louisville 8-1 609 6
7. Ohio State 6-1 586 7
8. Arizona 7-0 568 8
9. Kansas 7-1 537 9
10. Illinois 10-0 465 14
11. Missouri 8-1 450 11
12. Cincinnati 9-0 447 12
13. Creighton 9-1 338 13
14. Gonzaga 9-1 325 10
15. San Diego State 7-1 292 15
16. Minnesota 10-1 225 21
17. UNLV 7-1 224 18
18. North Carolina 7-2 222 16
19. Michigan State 8-2 213 17
20. New Mexico 10-0 207 20
21. Georgetown 7-1 163 23
22. Kentucky 6-3 125 19
23. Oklahoma State 7-1 116 22
24. Notre Dame 8-1 110 25
25. N.C. State 6-2 93 24

Others receiving votes: Wichita State 88, Pittsburgh 74, Oregon 32, UConn 10, Murray State 10, Wyoming 8, Butler 4, Mississippi 2, VCU 2.

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