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Polls: Texas enters AP rankings for the first time since 2010-11

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

More on college basketball rankings: Parrish's Top 25 (and one)

It's now been two consecutive months that Arizona has been ranked atop the AP college basketball rankings. Syracuse, for eight straight weeks, has been holding steady at No. 2. And the sport's only other undefeated team, Wichita State, clocks in this week at No. 4, just behind 17-2 Florida.

Michigan made a huge jump, as you'd expect. The Wolverines hopped from 21 to 10 after winning three straight games over opponents ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll last week. Creighton, which won at Villanova a week ago, is back in the mix as well.

Texas is a ranked program in men's basketball for the first time since the 2010-11 season. UT has won three straight games against ranked teams, a school record.

In the Coaches Poll, Michigan bumped up 11 spots, gaining the most traction. Ohio State's eight-digit fall was the worst among teams that remained in the rankings.

AP Poll

  1. Arizona (63)
  2. Syracuse (2)
  3. Florida
  4. Wichita State
  5. San Diego State
  6. Kansas
  7. Michigan State
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Villanova
  10. Michigan
  11. Kentucky
  12. Louisville
  13. Cincinnati
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Iowa
  16. Iowa State
  17. Duke
  18. Pittsburgh
  19. Saint Louis
  20. Creighton
  21. UMass
  22. Memphis
  23. Oklahoma
  24. Ohio State
  25. Texas

Jumped in: Texas, Creighton
Dropped out: Kansas State, Baylor

Coaches Poll

  1. Arizona (31)
  2. Syracuse (1)
  3. Wichita State
  4. Florida
  5. San Diego State
  6. Michigan State
  7. Kansas (tie)
  8. Louisville (tie)
  9. Villanova
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Kentucky
  12. Iowa
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Michigan
  15. Cincinnati
  16. Duke
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Iowa State
  19. UMass
  20. Creighton
  21. Saint Louis
  22. Memphis
  23. Ohoi State
  24. Gonzaga
  25. Oklahoma

Jumped in: None
Dropped out: Baylor

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