clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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

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.

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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.