71
      Wednesday
      87 / 67
      Thursday
      85 / 64
      Friday
      83 / 63

      Syracuse falls to #3 in AP poll

      Kentucky, the only team in last week's top four not to lose over the weekend, is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll.

      The Wildcats, who were ranked No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, moved up one place Monday after receiving 61 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

      Missouri, which got two No. 1 votes, jumped from fifth to second, while Syracuse, which was in first place for the last six weeks, dropped to third after losing at Notre Dame, its first loss this season. The Orange were No. 1 on two ballots.

      Ohio State and Kansas moved up two places to fourth and fifth and were followed by Baylor, which fell three places after losing two games last week, North Carolina, Duke, Georgetown and Michigan State. Duke dropped four places after losing to Florida State at home.

      Murray State, the lone remaining unbeaten team in Division I, is 11th.

      Florida State, which beat North Carolina and Duke in its four-game winning streak, moves back into the poll at No. 23. Wisconsin, which has won four straight after losing three in a row, is back at No. 25.

      Illinois, which lost to Penn State and Wisconsin last week, dropped out from 22nd. Louisville, which reached as high as No. 4 this season but has lost five of eight, fell out from 23rd.

      North Carolina is the only other team to be ranked No. 1 this season, holding the spot in the preseason Top 25 and the first poll of the regular season. The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 22, 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. Kentucky (61) 19-1 1,620 2 2. Missouri (2) 18-1 1,532 5 3. Syracuse (2) 20-1 1,506 1 4. Ohio St. 17-3 1,411 6 5. Kansas 16-3 1,383 7 6. Baylor 17-2 1,234 3 7. North Carolina 16-3 1,232 8 8. Duke 16-3 1,176 4 9. Georgetown 16-3 1,045 1010. Michigan St. 16-4 1,009 911. Murray St. 20-0 925 1212. UNLV 18-3 886 1413. San Diego St. 17-2 832 1614. Florida 15-4 709 1715. Creighton 18-2 682 1916. Indiana 16-4 609 1117. Marquette 16-4 517 2118. Mississippi St. 16-4 422 1819. Virginia 15-3 414 1520. Michigan 15-5 396 2021. Saint Mary's (Cal) 19-2 345 2422. Kansas St. 14-4 252 2523. Florida St. 13-6 244 -24. UConn 14-5 203 1325. Wisconsin 16-5 182 -

      Others receiving votes: West Virginia 96, Gonzaga 82, Vanderbilt 40, Louisville 35, Harvard 32, Wichita St. 28, Cincinnati 20, Illinois 11, Middle Tennessee 9, Dayton 3, Iona 2, Long Beach St. 1.