AP Top 25: Virginia Makes Debut

    
December 19th, 2011
UNLV returns to the Top 25 after topping Illinois, who falls to 25th. Virginia makes their first appearance. Alabama and Vanderbilt drop out of the poll, though somehow they each still get votes. Vanderbilt's 5 votes is shocking. Xavier drops out of the top 10 after losing to Oral Roberts without their star players.

 

1 Syracuse (53) 11-0 1,585
2 Ohio State (5) 10-1 1,474
3 Kentucky (4) 9-1 1,457
4 Louisville (2) 10-0 1,364
5 North Carolina 9-2 1,340
6 Baylor 9-0 1,271
7 Duke 9-1 1,266
8 Connecticut 9-1 1,102
9 Missouri 11-0 1,076
10 Marquette 10-0 1,021
11 Florida 8-2 946
12 Kansas 7-2 939
13 Wisconsin 10-2 746
14 Xavier 8-1 728
15 Pittsburgh 10-1 707
16 Georgetown 9-1 644
17 Indiana 10-0 601
18 Mississippi State 11-1 576
19 Michigan State 9-2 413
20 Michigan 9-2 381
21 UNLV 11-2 251
22 Murray State 12-0 222
23 Creighton 8-1 130
24 Virginia 9-1 102
25 Illinois 10-1 96

Others receiving votes:

Harvard 88, San Diego State 67, Stanford 61, Saint Louis 33, Gonzaga 23, Kansas State 22, Texas A&M 18, Wichita State 8, Alabama 8, Cleveland State 7, Northern Iowa 7, Vanderbilt 5, California 5, Northwestern 4, Ohio 3, Long Beach State 2, Indiana State 1

Dropped from rankings:

Texas A&M 22, Alabama 23, Vanderbilt 25