Shannon Ryan’s Top 25 rankings: Arizona and Syracuse hold top 2 spots; Wisconsin tumbles

1. Arizona, 18-0: A test looms Thursday at home against Colorado. (1)
Jan 21, 2014

 

Last week’s ranking in parentheses; records through Sunday.

1. Arizona, 18-0: A test looms Thursday at home against Colorado. (1)

2. Syracuse, 18-0: Face rematch against Miami, which held them to season-low 49 points. (2)

3. Michigan State, 17-1: Spartans are off to best start in school history. (4)

4. Florida, 15-2: Gators are riding nine-game winning streak. (5)

5. Villanova, 16-1: Five Wildcats average double digits. (6)

6. Wichita State, 19-0: Last two wins have come by at least 20 points. (9)

7. San Diego State, 16-1: Won 15th straight behind Xavier Thames’ 18 points vs. UNLV. (10)

8. Kansas, 13-4: Jayhawks beat three straight ranked opponents. (13)

9. Iowa, 15-3: Josh Oglesby scored 17 points off bench to help beat Minnesota. (12)

10. Oklahoma State, 15-3: Marcus Smart went 0-for-6 on 3-pointers in loss to Kansas. (8)

11. Wisconsin, 16-2: Badgers dropped back-to-back games after stellar start. (3)

12. Kentucky, 13-4: Wildcats hit 23 of 24 free throws to beat Tennessee. (7)

13. Louisville, 16-3: Montrezl Harrell had 18 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks to beat UConn. (16)

14. Ohio State, 15-3: Buckeyes reeling with three straight losses. (11)

15. Duke, 14-4: Scored 90 points for first time since November in 95-60 win over N.C. State. (17)

16. Cincinnati, 17-2: Only one opponent in 10-game win streak has scored more than 60. (22)

17. Michigan, 13-4: Wolverines can make move this week playing Iowa and Michigan State. (NR)

18. Massachusetts, 16-1: The word is out. Team played before first home sellout last week. (21)

19. Memphis, 13-4: Tigers get little credit for throttling Division II LeMoyne-Owen. (15)

20. Baylor, 13-4: After only one nonconference loss, Bears struggling in Big 12 play. (14)

21. Colorado, 15-4: A 21-point win over USC got Buffs back on track after consecutive losses. (19)

22. Gonzaga, 16-3: Sam Dower’s 28 points powered Bulldogs past Loyola Marymount. (25)

23. St. Louis, 17-2: Looking to stay ahead of UMass in Atlantic-10 race. (NR)

24. Pittsburgh, 16-2: Panthers put up fight in 59-54 loss to Syracuse. (23)

25. Oklahoma, 14-4: Buddy Hield scored 19 points to help beat Baylor. (NR)

 

 

 

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