Illini closing in on Top 25

Illini closing in on Top 25

 

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv

 1. Arizona (63) 12-0 1,623 1

 2. Syracuse (2) 11-0 1,528 2

 3. Ohio St. 12-0 1,462 3

 4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,390 4

 5. Michigan St. 10-1 1,336 5

 6. Louisville 11-1 1,274 6

 7. Oklahoma St. 11-1 1,221 7

 8. Villanova 11-0 1,116 8

 9. Duke 9-2 1,108 8

10. Wichita St. 12-0 981 11

11. Baylor 10-1 970 12

12. Oregon 11-0 914 13

13. Florida 9-2 881 16

14. Iowa St. 9-0 804 17

15. UConn 10-1 661 10

16. Kansas 8-3 659 18

17. Memphis 8-2 630 15

18. Kentucky 9-3 529 19

19. North Carolina 8-3 413 14

20. San Diego St. 9-1 378 24

21. Colorado 10-2 345 20

22. Iowa 11-2 278 25

23. UMass 10-1 154 22

24. Gonzaga 10-2 79 21

25. Missouri 10-1 69 23

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65, Illinois 53, Texas 47, George Washington 43, Toledo 27, Florida St. 23, Michigan 15, Harvard 14, UCLA 14, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 8, Pittsburgh 6, Creighton 5, LSU 1, SMU 1.

Ballots Online: http://collegebasketball.ap.org/

 

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