Syracuse remained atop the Associated Press college basketball poll today with Kansas making the jump from fourth to second.
The Orangemen, 4-0, got 48 of the 63 first-place votes and 1,535 points from the nationwide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters after winning four games in its first-ever week as a regular-season No. 1.Kansas (6-0) had 17 first-place votes and 1,443 points, 18 more than Georgetown (3-0), which remained No. 3 and had five first-place votes.
Missouri (4-0) and UNLV (3-1) rounded out the top five and were followed by Duke, Illinois, Michigan, LSU and Arkansas.
Michigan (3-1) moved from 10th to eighth with 1,080, 29 more than LSU (2-1), which stayed ninth. Arkansas (3-0), which had two first-place votes, moved from 11th to No. 10 with 1,031 points.
Arizona was the only team to drop from the Top Ten. The Wildcats fell to 1-2 and fell from second to 20th after losing at Oregon 68-63 and Oregon State 84-61.
The impressive win brought Oregon State (3-0) into the rankings at No. 24. Alabama (4-0) also moved into the Top 25 at No. 21.
The Second Ten was Louisville, Oklahoma, UCLA, Indiana, St. John's, Memphis State, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and Arizona.
Alabama was 21st, followed by Pittsburgh, Temple, Oregon State and Florida.