Shannon Ryan’s Top 25 rankings: Arizona and Syracuse hold top spots; Wichita State moves into top 10

7. Kentucky, 12-3: Aaron and Andrew Harrison combined for 24 points to beat Vandy. (9)
Jan 14, 2014

 

Last week’s ranking in parentheses; records through Sunday

1. Arizona, 17-0: Wildcats have equaled their best start in school history. (1)

2. Syracuse, 16-0: Only one of last six opponents has scored more than 55 points on Orange. (2)

3. Wisconsin, 16-0: Badgers scored 95 points to beat Illini by 25. (4)

4. Michigan State, 15-1: Spartans have back-to-back overtime victories. (5)

5. Florida, 13-2: Beat Arkansas in OT without injured leading scorer Casey Prather. (6)

6. Villanova, 15-1: Wildcats survived stretch with three of four games on the road. (8)

7. Kentucky, 12-3: Aaron and Andrew Harrison combined for 24 points to beat Vandy. (9)

8. Oklahoma State, 14-2: Markel Brown saved the day with 3-pointer to beat West Virginia. (10)

9. Wichita State, 17-0: Cleanthony Early has scored double figures every game this season. (14)

10. San Diego State, 14-1: Aztecs outrebounding opponents by seven per game. (16)

11. Ohio State, 15-2: Streak of 15 straight wins ended with losses to MSU and Iowa. (3)

12. Iowa, 14-3: Hawkeyes broke string of eight straight losses to Buckeyes with 10-point win. (25)

13. Kansas, 11-4: Hold on, Jayhawks. Next three opponents are ranked. (23)

14. Baylor, 13-2: Bears allowed Iowa State to shoot 55 percent in loss. (7)

15. Memphis, 12-3: Tigers used two late rallies to beat rival Louisville on the road. (24)

16. Louisville, 14-3: Cardinals are 0-3 against ranked opponents. (12)

17. Duke, 12-4: Blue Devils seventh in ACC standings with losses at Notre Dame and Clemson. (11)

18. Iowa State, 14-1: Roller-coaster week. Win over Baylor followed by loss at Oklahoma. (15)

19. Colorado, 14-3: Scored 100 against Oregon on Jan. 5, but only 54 in loss at Washington. (17)

20. Missouri, 13-2: Loss to Georgia just second defeat at home under coach Frank Haith. (20)

21. Massachusetts, 14-1: Minutemen play five of next six on the road. (NR)

22. Cincinnati, 15-2: Bearcats have won seven straight since losing twice in early December. (NR)

23. Pittsburgh, 15-1: Five-game win streak will be put to test Saturday at Syracuse. (NR)

24. Oregon, 13-3: Three straight losses have Ducks reeling. (13)

25. Gonzaga, 14-3: A 20-game win streak against Portland ended. (18)

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