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College Basketball AP Poll Week 6: George Washington debuts at No. 21, Gonzaga out

George Washington jumped into the AP poll at No. 21, after improving to 9-1 on the season.

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Michigan State strengthened its hold on the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll this week, grabbing 64 of the 65 possible top votes. Kansas earned the other first place vote.

Oklahoma, Kentucky and Iowa State round out the top five, giving the Big XII three of the top five squads in the country.

The George Washington Colonials debuted in the poll at No. 21 this week. The Colonials knocked off Penn State 76-66 on Tuesday and followed that with a dominating 83-49 win against Rutgers on Saturday. They face St. Peter's on Saturday.

Gonzaga dropped out of the poll after splitting the week with a win against Montana, but a loss to UCLA on Saturday. The Bulldogs just missed staying in the poll at No. 25 with 44 votes.

Other teams in our coverage area receiving votes were Wichita State (17), Dayton (14), Arkansas-Little Rock (14) and Army (1).

Here is the complete AP poll for week 6:

2015-16 AP Poll Week 6

RANK TEAM (FIRST) RECORD POINTS LW
1 Michigan State Spartans (64) 11-0 1621 1
2 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 8-1 1499 2
3 Oklahoma Sooners 7-0 1409 7
4 Kentucky Wildcats 9-1 1385 5
5 Iowa State Cyclones 9-0 1370 4
6 Maryland Terrapins 9-1 1353 6
7 Duke Blue Devils 8-1 1271 8
8 Virginia Cavaliers 8-1 1132 10
9 Purdue Boilermakers 11-0 1082 11
10 Xavier Musketeers 10-0 1062 12
11 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-2 1023 3
12 Villanova Wildcats 8-1 865 9
13 Arizona Wildcats 9-1 860 13
14 Providence Friars 10-1 724 15
15 Miami Hurricanes 8-1 622 17
16 Baylor Bears 7-1 605 16
17 Butler Bulldogs 8-1 562 18
18 SMU Mustangs 7-0 560 19
19 Louisville Cardinals 7-1 534 22
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 8-1 466 14
21 George Washington Colonials 9-1 256 NR
22 UCLA Bruins 7-3 213 NR
23 Cincinnati Bearcats 8-2 197 23
24 Texas A&M Aggies 8-2 152 NR
25 Connecticut Huskies 6-3 47 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 44, South Carolina 42, Oregon 37, Colorado 21, Vanderbilt 18, Wichita State17, Dayton 14, Arkansas-Little Rock 14, Pittsburgh 12, Georgetown 8, Utah 7, Notre Dame 4, Texas 4, Iowa 3, Northwestern 3, Syracuse 3, Army 1, Florida 1, Houston 1, Marquette 1