College basketball rankings for 2014 shifted quite a bit in Week 13. Maybe the biggest news from the fresh 2014 college basketball rankings is that Wichita State is now up to No. 4 in the AP Top 25. The new poll was released on Monday (Jan. 27), with the 21-0 Shockers moving up another spot this week. The impressive season continued with wins over Illinois State and Drake and the school is starting to really garner a lot of national attention.
The Arizona Wildcats maintained the No. 1 ranking, moving to 20-0 this past week with conference victories over Colorado and Utah. Arizona drew 63 of the 65 first place votes, with the other two going to Syracuse. The Orange remained No. 2 in the poll after beating up on Miami last week and moving to 19-0 on the season. After losing to Michigan, the Michigan State Spartans fell from No. 3 all the way down to No. 7. Fans might not be happy that the writers put the 18-2 Spartans behind the 15-4 Kansas Jayhawks at No. 6.
Another school that got a noticeable bump in the 2014 college basketball rankings was the Florida Gators. They beat Alabama and Tennessee last week and moved from No. 6 up to No. 3 with an impressive 17-2 record. The last team in the top five is now 18-1 San Diego State, as the school moved up from No. 7 to No. 5 with two more wins last week. The rest of the top 10 is Oklahoma State at No. 8, Villanova at No. 9, and Michigan at No. 10.
Further down in the Week 13 AP Top 25, Creighton joins the poll at No. 20 with a 17-3 record and Texas joins at No. 25 with a nice 16-4 record. With those two teams joining the top 25, it caused Kansas State and Baylor to drop out.
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