NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — ‘Cuse is back atop the rankings.
Syracuse, off to the best start in school history, is the first unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11.
The Orange (21-0) are on top of the poll for the first time since a six-week run in 2011-12. They received all the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.
Arizona (21-1) and Syracuse, which had been 1-2 for the last eight weeks, switched places after the Wildcats lost at California on Saturday. The Orange remained unbeaten with a 91-89 overtime win over Duke on Saturday.
Florida and Wichita State, the only other unbeaten teams in Division I, and San Diego State remained third through fifth and were followed by Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan.
No. 20 Virginia, No. 22 Connecticut and No. 23 Gonzaga returned to the rankings. They replaced Ohio State and Wisconsin, which both reached as high as No. 3 this season, and Massachusetts.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Hartnett: Zuccarello’s Blue-Collar Effort Lifts Blueshirts Into Next Round
- Zuccarello Lights Lamp Twice, Rangers Advance To 2nd Round
- Robles Earns 4th Shutout As Red Bulls Top Crew
- Nationals Win Sixth Straight With Victory Over Mets
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)