For the third time in five seasons, Syracuse is the No. 1 team in college basketball.
The undefeated Orange grabbed the top spot in this week's Associated Press Top 25 thanks to No. 2 Arizona's last-second loss at California on Saturday. The Wildcats had been at the top of the AP poll for the past eight weeks.
It's the first time Syracuse has been ranked No. 1 since the 2011-12 season, when the 20-0 Orange were quickly knocked from college basketball's peak following a loss to Notre Dame. Ironically enough, Jim Boeheim's team will carry its new ranking and its perfect 21-0 record into a game against the Fighting Irish Monday night.
The nation's only other unbeaten team, Wichita State, currently sits at No. 4, one spot behind Florida and a spot ahead of once-beaten San Diego State. Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan round out this week's top 10.
Here's the rest of the latest AP poll:
|1||Syracuse Orange (65)||21-0||1625||2|
|4||Wichita St. Shockers||23-0||1447||4|
|5||San Diego St. Aztecs||19-1||1370||5|
|9||Michigan St. Spartans||19-3||1136||7|
|11||Duke Blue Devils||17-5||940||17|
|13||Saint Louis Billikens||20-2||728||19|
|16||Iowa St. Cyclones||16-4||717||16|
|19||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||16-5||420||8|
|Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 79, Ohio State 45, VCU 44, SMU 15, New Mexico 12, California 9, UCLA 9, Harvard 4, George Washington 3, LSU 3, Tennessee 2, American University 1, Southern Miss 1|