College basketball rankings: Arizona remains No. 1, Louisville tumbles

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Syracuse gained a few more first-place votes on the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats this week, and the Louisville Cardinals fell after a loss to Kentucky.

The Arizona Wildcats remained No. 1 in the Week 9 Associated Press college basketball poll that included few shakeups.

Though the top five remained intact, the No. 2 Syracuse Orange did earn three more first-place votes this week compared to last. Arizona still holds 60 first-place votes to Syracuse's five.

Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State round out the top five, but it was Louisville that took the biggest hit this past week after falling 73-66 to the rival Kentucky Wildcats. The Cardinals fell from sixth place to 14th, and John Calipari's Wildcats moved from 18th to 15th in the biggest move up the rankings.

The Villanova Wildcats suffered their first defeat on Saturday, falling to Syracuse by a 78-62 score, and dropped from eighth place to 11th.

Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State and Wisconsin remain undefeated on the season and among the perfect top-25 teams are joined by No. 8 Wichita State, No. 10 Oregon and No. 13 Iowa State.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Points
1 Arizona (60) 13-0 1,620
2 Syracuse (5) 12-0 1,550
3 Ohio State 13-0 1,462
4 Wisconsin 13-0 1,408
5 Michigan State 11-1 1,364
6 Oklahoma State 11-1 1,278
7 Duke 10-2 1,144
8 Wichita State 13-0 1,067
9 Baylor 10-1 1,013
10 Oregon 12-0 987
11 Villanova 11-1 943
12 Florida 10-2 915
13 Iowa State 11-0 869
14 Louisville 11-2 812
15 Kentucky 10-3 753
16 Kansas 8-3 666
17 Connecticut 11-1 647
18 Memphis 9-2 625
19 North Carolina 9-3 413
20 Colorado 11-2 373
21 San Diego State 10-1 371
22 Iowa 11-2 258
23 Massachusetts 11-1 160
24 Gonzaga 11-2 78
25 Missouri 11-1 76
  • Others receiving votes: Illinois 57, Texas 40, George Washington 37, Oklahoma 36, Toledo 32, Florida State 24, UCLA 19, Harvard 10, Michigan 7, Creighton 5, Kansas State 3, Pittsburgh 2, LSU 1

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