Michigan up to No. 8, MSU holds in new AP poll

Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the SEC, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.

The Gators (29-2), who received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel today, open play in the SEC tournament Friday.

The Shockers (34-0) got the other 15 No. 1 votes. They won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Sunday, the first team to enter the NCAA tournament without a loss since UNLV in 1991.

Villanova moved from sixth to third, while Arizona dropped one spot to fourth. Louisville jumped from 11th to fifth, followed by Virginia and Duke. San Diego State and Michigan tied for eighth, and Kansas was 10th. U-M was No. 12 last week.

Michigan State held steady at No. 22.

Kentucky, which has lost three of four, dropped out from 25th, the fourth preseason No. 1 to fall out of the poll in the same season.

Here’s the full poll:

  Record Pts Prv
1. Florida (50) 29-2 1,610 1
2. Wichita State (15) 34-0 1,574 2
3. Villanova 28-3 1,454 6
4. Arizona 28-3 1,435 3
5. Louisville 26-5 1,237 11
6. Virginia 25-6 1,186 5
7. Duke 24-7 1,185 4
8. Michigan 23-7 1,143 12
8. San Diego State 27-3 1,143 10
10. Kansas 23-8 1,087 8
11. Syracuse 27-4 1,055 7
12. Wisconsin 25-6 973 9
13. Cincinnati 26-5 922 15
14. Creighton 24-6 752 13
15. North Carolina 23-8 709 14
16. Iowa State 23-7 572 16
17. Oklahoma 23-8 472 23
18. Saint Louis 26-5 433 17
19. Memphis 23-8 367 20
20. New Mexico 24-6 344 21
21. UConn 24-7 330 19
22. Michigan State 23-8 318 22
23. VCU 24-7 205
24. Ohio State 23-8 165
25. SMU 23-8 152 18

Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 82, Stephen F. Austin 56, Oregon 39, Texas 31, Harvard 27, Kentucky 19, Baylor 18, UCLA 14, Nebraska 8, Iowa 4, Tennessee 2, George Washington 1, N.C. Central 1

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