AP Top 25 Poll Week 6: Dayton Falls From Rankings; Wichita State, Gonzaga, Massachusetts Hold Form

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Dayton's Saturday loss cost the Flyers their spot in the AP Top 25. And the list of teams receiving votes is starting to tighten up as we head into the holidays. Can any mid-major make another run for the top 25?

The rash of upsets over the weekend wreaked havoc (no, not the VCU kind) with the rankings. We have a new No. 1 in Arizona, although two people stubbornly voted for Syracuse. That is presumably because they were all in bed when the Wildcats were playing their games.

Perhaps everyone missed when Drexel pushed Arizona to the brink in the NIT, since I don't see any votes for the Dragons here. But I digress.

Dayton fell from the rankings thanks to its shocking loss to Illinois State over the weekend. That left our site with only Wichita State, Gonzaga and Massachusetts among its ranked members.

Virginia Commonwealth, the Flyers, Harvard, St. Mary's, George Washington and Toledo also received at least one vote in the poll this week. The last time that Toledo was ranked at any point during a season was 1979, so keeping this streak going and grabbing a spot, even at No. 25 would be a big achievement.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Arizona (63) 9-0 1623 2
2 Syracuse (2) 9-0 1522 4
3 Ohio State 8-0 1453 5
4 Wisconsin 10-0 1318 8
5 Michigan State 7-1 1311 1
6 Louisville 8-1 1262 7
7 Oklahoma State 8-1 1160 9
8 Duke 7-2 1040 10
9 Connecticut 9-0 981 12
10 Villanova 9-0 938 14
11 Kentucky 7-2 926 3
12 Wichita State 9-0 884 11
13 Kansas 6-2 862 6
14 Baylor 8-1 843 20
15 Oregon 8-0 831 13
16 Memphis 6-1 768 16
17 Iowa State 7-0 606 17
18 North Carolina 6-2 450 NR
19 Florida 6-2 434 15
20 Gonzaga 8-1 365 19
21 Colorado 9-1 330 NR
22 Massachusetts 8-0 326 21
23 Iowa 9-1 207 23
24 Missouri 9-0 203 NR
25 San Diego State 7-1 159 24
Others Receiving Votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise State 34, Michigan 26, VCU 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Saint Mary's 3, Indiana 3, George Washington 2, Creighton 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1

So who was the snub? Let us know in the comments.

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