clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

AP Poll Week 4: Northern Iowa Just Misses Spot in Poll

Northern Iowa fell just five points short of the No. 25 spot in this week's AP Poll. Wichita State and Gonzaga climb, while VCU drops out of the rankings.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky and Wisconsin continued to hold their shares of the first place votes this week while Thanksgiving tournaments caused a lot of shakeup at the bottom in this week's AP Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats again had 62 of 65 first place votes to remain in the top spot. Wisconsin took the other three votes to come in at No. 2. The two teams were followed by Arizona, Duke and Louisville in the top five.

Wichita State (No. 8) and Gonzaga (No. 9) each moved up a single place this week. The only other previously ranked mid-major squad, VCU, took two losses this week and fell out of the rankings.

At the bottom of the rankings, there appears to be a great deal of confusion about who belongs. That could mean that we will see one of the mid-major teams getting votes appear in the 20s.

Northern Iowa just missed this week, scoring 83 points, five behind Utah for the No. 25 spot. VCU, Old Dominion and St. Mary's, also received votes in this week's poll.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 4:

AP Top 25 Week 4

RANK TEAM (1st) POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (62) 1622 1
2 Wisconsin Badgers (3) 1511 2
3 Arizona Wildcats 1488 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 1475 4
5 Louisville Cardinals 1260 6
6 Texas Longhorns 1254 7
7 Virginia Cavaliers 1196 8
8 Wichita State Shockers 1165 9
9 Gonzaga Bulldogs 1133 10
10 Villanova Wildcats 1075 12
11 Kansas Jayhawks 1063 11
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 864 5
13 San Diego State Aztecs 784 15
14 Ohio State Buckeyes 759 16
15 Miami Hurricanes 697 17
16 West Virginia Mountaineers 601 16
17 Michigan Wolverines 454 19
18 Arkansas Razorbacks 438 25
19 Michigan State Spartans 423 19
20 Iowa State Cyclones 330 13
21 Maryland Terrapins 306 NR
22 Oklahoma Sooners 254 NR
23 Butler Bulldogs 222 NR
24 Illinois Fightin Illini 104 NR
25 Utah Utes 88 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa (7-0) 83, Connecticut (3-2) 76, Oklahoma State (6-0) 69, Providence (6-1) 56, VCU (4-2) 52, Syracuse (5-1) 49, Florida (3-3) 40, Georgetown (4-2) 30, Creighton (6-1) 29, Washington (6-0) 17, North Carolina State (6-0) 12, Wyoming (6-0) 10, Cal (5-1) 8, Seton Hall (5-0) 5, St. John's (4-1) 5, Nebraska (4-1) 4, Baylor (5-1) 3, UCLA (5-2) 3, Mississippi (5-1) 2, Old Dominion (5-1) 2, TCU (7-0) 2, Notre Dame (6-1) 1, St. Mary's (5-0) 1