Arizona jumps from 14th to 7th in AP basketball poll

January 23, 2017

Arizona, fresh off an upset victory at UCLA, made the week's biggest jump in The Associated Press college basketball poll, moving seven spots from No. 14 to No. 7.

Villanova (19-1) and Kansas (18-1) remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, while undefeated Gonzaga (19-0) moved up to third.

Villanova got 35 first-place votes, Kansas had 28 and Gonzaga two.

Kentucky, Baylor and Florida State filled the next three spots. Florida State's No. 6 ranking is the highest for the Seminoles since February 1993.

UCLA dropped from No. 3 to No. 8 as a result of its loss to Arizona. North Carolina and Oregon rounded out the Top Ten.

West Virginia dropped 11 spots from a tie for seventh to 18th after losing a pair of games at Oklahoma and Kansas State.

Kansas has quite a week coming up. The Jayhawks are at West Virginia on Tuesday and then visit Kentucky on Saturday.

No. 12 Virginia will also face two ranked opponents on the road: at 14th-ranked Notre Dame on Tuesday and at Villanova on Sunday.

1. Villanova (19-1) 1591
2. Kansas (18-1) 1572
3. Gonzaga (19-0) 1471
4. Kentucky (17-2) 1414
5. Baylor (18-1) 1379
6. Florida State (18-2) 1215
7. Arizona (18-2) 1190
8. UCLA (19-2) 1177
9. North Carolina (18-3) 1171
10. Oregon (18-2) 1035
11. Butler (17-3) 914
12. Virginia (15-3) 803
13. Louisville (16-4) 796
14. Notre Dame (17-3) 767
15. Wisconsin (16-3) 746
16. Creighton (18-2) 731
17. Duke (15-4) 628
18. West Virginia (15-4) 569
19. Cincinnati (17-2) 478
20. Purdue (16-4) 412
21. Saint Mary's (17-2) 290
22. Maryland (17-2) 261
23. South Carolina (15-4) 171
24. Xavier (14-5) 146
25. Florida (14-5) 47
Others receiving votes: Kansas St. 41, SMU 33, Northwestern 28, UNC Wilmington 14, Iowa St. 12, Virginia Tech 7, Dayton 6, Southern Cal 6, Akron 1, Illinois St. 1, Middle Tennessee 1, Utah 1.


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