83
      Wednesday
      89 / 68
      Thursday
      86 / 64
      Friday
      83 / 63

      Syracuse Orange remain 2nd in AP basketball poll

      Arizona and Syracuse remain No. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a sixth straight week and six newcomers joined the Top 25.

      The Wildcats (17-0) received 61 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel while the Orange (16-0, 3-0) got the others.

      The Orange are coming off an impressive 57-45 victory over North Carolina. They travel to Massachusetts to face 5-11 Boston College Monday night at 9:00 on ESPNU.

      After 11 ranked teams lost at least one game, the changes started at No. 3 where Wisconsin moved up one spot to replace Ohio State, which lost two games and dropped to 11th. Michigan State was fourth followed by Wichita State, Villanova, Florida, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and San Diego State.

      No. 19 Cincinnati, No. 20 Creighton, No. 22 Pittsburgh, No. 24 Saint Louis, and Oklahoma and UCLA, which tied for 25th, all moved into the rankings this week, replacing Oregon, Missouri, Gonzaga, Illinois and Kansas State.

      The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, 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 - Points - Prevoius Rank

      1. Arizona (61) 17-0 1,621 12. Syracuse (4) 16-0 1,560 23. Wisconsin 16-0 1,482 44. Michigan St. 15-1 1,442 55. Wichita St. 17-0 1,300 66. Villanova 15-1 1,289 87. Florida 13-2 1,205 108. Iowa St. 14-1 1,048 99. Oklahoma St. 14-2 1,046 1110. San Diego St. 14-1 1,020 1311. Ohio St. 15-2 979 312. Baylor 13-2 952 713. Kentucky 12-3 912 1414. Iowa 14-3 831 2015. Kansas 11-4 686 1816. UMass 14-1 579 1917. Memphis 12-3 536 2418. Louisville 14-3 525 1219. Cincinnati 15-2 405 -20. Creighton 14-2 329 -21. Colorado 14-3 328 1522. Pittsburgh 15-1 299 -23. Duke 12-4 193 1624. Saint Louis 15-2 148 -25. Oklahoma 13-3 103 -25. UCLA 13-3 103 -

      Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, UConn 35, Kansas St. 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.