College Basketball

Arizona still No. 1 in AP poll

Posted December 23, 2013

Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the third straight week while Duke continues their run in the Top-10 despite a one-spot fall.

The Wildcats (12-0) are again a runaway choice, receiving 63 No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Syracuse drew the other No. 1 votes and was No. 2, with the top eight teams holding their spots from last week.

Ohio State is third followed by Wisconsin, Michigan State, Louisville, Oklahoma State and Villanova. Duke drops to ninth after it was tied for eighth last week with Villanova.

Duke (9-2) has played 222 consecutive games as a top-10 ranked team, a streak that will reach 223 with a Saturday contest against Eastern Michigan.

Wichita State is No. 10, its first top 10 ranking since spending two weeks at No. 8 in December 2006.

North Carolina (8-3) suffered a home loss last week to Texas before needing overtime to defeat Davidson. They fell five spots to No. 19 in the poll.

The rest of the Top 25 teams remained the same despite Nos. 20-23 — Colorado, Gonzaga, Massachusetts and Missouri — all losing a game.

Oklahoma was the first team out of the top 25, just 4 points behind No. 25 Missouri. Illinois and Texas, who each had wins over top-25 opponents last week follow behind the Sooners.

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  • zeke1969 Dec 23, 5:54 p.m.

    19 a good place to be mid season.

  • Wenchmaid Dec 23, 1:28 p.m.

    Love it! Bear down Arizona! Go Wildcats!

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