Your Iowa State Cyclones stand pat at #7 this week after outlasting the Colorado Buffaloes in Sioux Falls, SD last Friday. In fact, the only change in the top 10 is the switch between Wichita State and Gonzaga after the Zags' game against Pitt was canceled at halftime with the Panthers leading by two due to moisture on the court. Most of the other ranked teams took care of business by walloping the sacrificial lambs they pay to lay before them, including Butler laying 144 points on the Citadel!
Wisconsin's win over Siena couldn't save them from dropping out of the Top 25 after losing at home to the Leathernecks of Western Illinois. To be fair though, those Leathernecks did receive 4 votes in this week's edition of the Top 25. Oregon jumps in at #25 to take the vacancy left by the Badgers and set up a Top 25 contest with Baylor tonight as part of ESPN's 24 hour tip-off marathon.
The B1G leads the way with 5 teams in the Top 25, followed by the Big 12, Pac 12 and ACC with 4 each. There's bound to be some shakeup at the top coming soon as #2 Kentucky plays #5 Duke and #3 Kansas takes on #13 Michigan State in a twin bill at Hoiberg's house in Chi-town tomorrow night.
2015-16 AP Poll
|1||North Carolina Tar Heels (37)||2-0||1,571|
|2||Kentucky Wildcats (8)||2-0||1,520|
|3||Maryland Terrapins (14)||1-0||1,496|
|4||Kansas Jayhawks (5)||1-0||1,415|
|5||Duke Blue Devils||2-0||1,348|
|6||Virginia Cavaliers (1)||1-0||1,341|
|7||Iowa State Cyclones||1-0||1,189|
|9||Wichita State Shockers||1-0||1,043|
|13||Michigan State Spartans||1-0||837|
|15||California Golden Bears||1-0||761|
|18||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||1-0||414|
|Also Receiving Votes: SMU 105, Texas A&M 83, West Virginia 78, Cincinnati 72, Louisville 39, Miami (FL) 37, Wisconsin 25, Providence 14, Dayton 12, Florida State 10, Xavier 10, Valparaiso 8, Iowa 8, Texas 6, Rhode Island 5, BYU 4, Western Illinois 4, Oklahoma State 2, Old Dominion 2, UC Irvine 2, Colorado State 1, Yale 1, Washington 1|