College Basketball: Kentucky keeps No. 1 ranking; Villanova moves up to 7th
Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot. The Wildcats (9-0) became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast.
Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot.
The Wildcats (9-0) became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast.
Villanova moved up three spots from 10th to seventh.
Wisconsin had been getting some first-place votes before its 80-70 loss last week to Duke. The Badgers slipped from second to fifth in the new rankings.
Duke (8-0) replaced Wisconsin at No. 2, jumping ahead of No. 3 Arizona (8-0), which stayed undefeated with a 66-63 overtime victory against No. 9 Gonzaga over the weekend.
Louisville was up one spot to fourth. Virginia, Villanova, Texas, Gonzaga and Kansas rounded out the top 10.
Michigan State dropped out of the poll for the first time since December 2011, a streak of 58 consecutive polls. That was third-longest current run behind Duke (141) and Kansas (109).
Washington (7-0) made the highest debut of four newcomers at 17th.
Out of the ranking
It may have been the most surprising loss of John Beilein's long coaching career.
New Jersey Institute of Technology entered the Crisler Center and beat Michigan, 72-70, on Saturday. It was the first time the Highlanders had ever even faced a top 25 team - and the loss dropped Michigan out of the ranking.
NJIT, a commuter school that not so long ago went through an 0-29 season that was part of a 51-game losing streak, is the lone independent basketball program in Division I.
Kansas' Traylor will sit
Kansas forward Jamari Traylor has been suspended for Wednesday night's game at Georgetown after he was arrested over the weekend for interfering with a police officer.
Coach Bill Self said Traylor would travel with the No. 10 Jayhawks but would not play against the Hoyas. He said that Traylor is "a good kid who made a bad choice" and that Self hopes the situation has been put behind him.
Lafayette 82, Sacred Heart 81 - Dan Trist missed his first free throw with the game tied and 0.4 seconds left but made the second and the host Leopards (6-2) beat the Pioneers (4-4). Nick Lindner (Germantown Academy) chipped in with 12 assists.
South Carolina stayed at No. 1 in the rankings and Duke dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in six years.
Connecticut, Texas, Texas A&M and Notre Dame round out the first five.
Stockton 58, Gwynedd Mercy 49 - Lauren Alwan (Timber Creek) tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Ospreys (5-2) won their fourth in a row. Olivia Bradford (Christopher Dock) and Charlotte Kucowski (St. Hubert) each had 12 for the Griffins (3-4)