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UK No. 6, Louisville No. 14 in New AP Poll
By The Associated Press/West Kentucky Star Staff
Baylor is No. 1 in The Associated Press men's basketball poll for the first time.

The Bears (15-0) have made a meteoric rise in the poll, going from a team that didn't receive a vote in the preseason poll to one that received 55 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday.

Villanova, which received one first-place vote, had been No. 1 for the last five weeks, but the Wildcats (15-1) dropped to third after losing at Butler last week.

Kansas (14-1), which was No. 1 on eight ballots, moved up from third to second, giving the Big 12 the top two teams in the poll.

UCLA (16-1), which got the other first-place vote, stayed fourth.

Gonzaga (15-0), the only other unbeaten Division I school, and Kentucky remained fifth and sixth, while Duke, Creighton, Florida State and West Virginia rounded out the top 10.


The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

Record Pts Prv
1. Baylor (55) 15-0 1608 2
2. Kansas (8) 14-1 1517 3
3. Villanova (1) 15-1 1499 1
4. UCLA (1) 16-1 1433 4
5. Gonzaga 15-0 1366 5
6. Kentucky 13-2 1327 6
7. Duke 14-2 1173 8
8. Creighton 15-1 1111 10
9. Florida St. 15-1 1071 12
10. West Virginia 13-2 972 7
11. North Carolina 14-3 902 14
12. Butler 14-2 880 18
13. Oregon 15-2 869 15
14. Louisville 13-3 744 9
15. Xavier 13-2 651 16
16. Arizona 15-2 634 17
17. Purdue 14-3 584 20
18. Wisconsin 13-3 581 13
19. Virginia 12-3 580 11
20. Notre Dame 14-2 468 23
21. Saint Mary's (Cal) 14-1 377 19
22. Cincinnati 13-2 256 22
23. Florida 12-3 252 24
24. Minnesota 15-2 167 -
25. Kansas St 13-2 20 -
25. Southern Cal 15-2 20 25

Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 11, South Carolina 7, Iowa St. 7, Indiana 6, Virginia Tech 6, Maryland 5, SMU 5, Clemson 4, UNC Wilmington 3, VCU 3, Nevada 2, Dayton 2, Wichita St. 2.


Published 08:39 PM, Monday Jan. 09, 2017
Updated 08:47 PM, Monday Jan. 09, 2017

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