AP Top 25: Seton Hall Debuts, Wisconsin Out

    
January 9th, 2012

AP Top 25: Seton Hall makes their season-debut in the Top 25, after having knocked off UCONN earlier in the week. Creighton also returns to the ranking after having briefly been on the outside. Despite some major losses by ranked teams, the voters were somewhat conservative in their approach, refusing to shake things up. Louisville lost at home to Notre Dame (who hadn't won a road a game before that) and UCONN lost to both Seton Hall and Rutgers. Interestingly, neither UCONN or Louisville have beaten a team currently ranked in the Top 25. The same can be said for Florida, who lost to lowly Tennessee, but only fell to 19th.


RK   TEAM   RECORD   PTS
1 Syracuse (60)    17-0 1,618
2 Kentucky (5)    15-1 1,558
3 North Carolina    14-2 1,476
4 Baylor 15-0    1,436
5 Ohio State    15-2 1,347
6 Michigan State    14-2 1,263
7 Indiana    15-1 1,217
8 Duke    13-2 1,186
9 Missouri    14-1 1,096
10 Kansas    12-3 1,005
11 Georgetown    13-2 990
12 UNLV    16-2 852
13 Michigan    13-3 715
14 Louisville    13-3 704
15 Murray State    16-0 628
16 Virginia    14-1 607
17 Connecticut    12-3 535
18 Kansas State    12-2 482
19 Florida    12-4 463
20 Mississippi State    13-3 362
21 Gonzaga    13-2 347
22 San Diego State    13-2 313
23 Creighton    13-2 236
24 Seton Hall    14-2 205
25 Marquette   12-4 170

Others receiving votes:

Wisconsin 97, Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 37, West Virginia 33, New Mexico 28, Saint Mary's 18, Harvard 16, Illinois 14, Arkansas 11, Stanford 9, Saint Louis 7, Dayton 2, Iowa State 1, Wagner 1

Dropped from rankings:

Wisconsin 18, Harvard 22