AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll: Wichita State Getting Stronger at No. 4, Gonzaga Back In

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Wichita State couldn't improve its standing this week in the AP Poll, but its mid-major friends did. Saint Louis jumps and Gonzaga enters the AP Poll again.

If only Duke had managed to get through overtime in Syracuse. Then we might have seen some real changes at the top of the AP Poll. Instead, Syracuse and Arizona only swap places this week at the top of the poll, with the Orange getting all 65 first place votes.

Wichita State improved its hold on the No. 4 spot in the country after winning against Loyola and then surviving Evansville's big burst at the start of the game. Anticipation. Hands. Pressure.

Saint Louis jumped from No. 19 to No. 13 after torching Richmond, and then getting past George Mason in overtime.

Gonzaga moved back into the rankings, where they had been missing since dumping its game at Portland in early January. The Bulldogs survived Santa Clara this week and then beat San Francisco on Saturday night.

Also picking up votes this week were VCU, Harvard, George Washington, American and Southern Mississippi. After its second loss in two weeks, UMass failed to receive any votes.

Here is the full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 14:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (65) 21-0 1625 2
2 Arizona 21-1 1517 1
3 Florida 19-2 1482 3
4 Wichita State 23-0 1447 4
5 San Diego State 19-1 1370 5
6 Villanova 19-2 1252 9
7 Cincinnati 21-2 1182 13
8 Kansas 16-5 1141 6
9 Michigan State 19-3 1136 7
10 Michigan 16-5 949 10
11 Duke 17-5 940 17
12 Creighton 18-3 790 20
13 Saint Louis 20-2 728 19
14 Louisville 18-4 723 12
15 Texas 17-4 719 25
16 Iowa State 16-4 717 16
17 Iowa 17-5 669 15
18 Kentucky 16-5 653 11
19 Oklahoma State 16-5 420 8
20 Virginia 17-5 364 NR
21 Oklahoma 17-5 361 23
22 Connecticut 17-4 252 NR
23 Gonzaga 20-3 237 NR
24 Memphis 16-5 114 22
25 Pittsburgh 18-4 110 18
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 79, Ohio State 45, VCU 44, SMU 15, New Mexico 12, Cal 9, UCLA 9, Harvard 4, George Washington 3, LSU 3, Tennessee 2, American 1, Southern Miss 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