AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll Week 16: Wichita State Reaches No. 3, Saint Louis at No. 10

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Wichita State moved to 27-0 and gained a spot in the rankings after another Arizona loss. Plus Saint Louis moved into the top 10 and Gonzaga is back in the poll.

Syracuse again held onto the top spot in the AP Poll this week, but it is no longer the unanimous choice for that position. The Orange lost one vote to Florida who beat Kentucky on Saturday.

Wichita State moved up to No. 3 after winning both its games this week. The Shockers struggled through a tough challenge from Southern Illinois, but looked more itself against Evansville on Sunday night.

Saint Louis jumped two spots to move into the top 10. The Billikens squeaked past VCU in their only game of the week.

Gonzaga pulled into the poll this week at No. 25. The Zags dominated both Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount over the week to almost double last week's point total.

More teams from the mid-major ranks gained votes in the poll this week, led by Stephen F. Austin who is now 24-2. The Lumberjacks had eight votes. VCU grabbed two votes, and Green Bay and Louisiana Tech each notched a single vote.

Here is the full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 16:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (64) 25-0 1624 1
2 Florida (1) 23-2 1543 3
3 Wichita State 27-0 1489 4
4 Arizona 23-2 1427 2
5 Duke 20-5 1296 8
6 San Diego State 22-2 1232 5
7 Cincinnati 23-3 1157 10
8 Kansas 19-6 1129 7
9 Villanova 22-3 1020 6
10 Saint Louis 23-2 1019 12
11 Louisville 21-4 991 13
11 Creighton 21-4 991 18
13 Michigan State 21-5 788 9
14 Virginia 21-5 752 17
15 Iowa 19-6 721 16
16 Wisconsin 21-5 609 21
17 Iowa State 19-5 597 11
18 Kentucky 19-6 579 14
19 Texas 20-5 577 19
20 Michigan 18-7 421 15
21 Connecticut 20-5 382 24
22 Memphis 19-6 204 20
23 UCLA 20-5 168 NR
24 Ohio State 20-6 133 22
25 Gonzaga 23-4 112 NR
Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 54, Arizona State 45, SMU 21, Pittsburgh 21, Stephen F. Austin 8, Oklahoma 7, New Mexico 3, VCU 2, Green Bay 1, Kansas State 1, Louisiana Tech 1

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

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker