AP Top 25: Arizona, Syracuse 1-2 for seventh week in a row

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Joel Embiid and Kansas jumped from No. 15 to No. 8 in this week's poll.

Arizona and Syracuse are the top two teams in The Associated Press Top 25 for a seventh straight week.

HAMILTON: Best matchup of the week -- Joel Embiid vs. Isaiah Austin

The Wildcats (18-0) are again the runaway No. 1, receiving 61 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. The Orange (18-0) got the other No. 1 votes.

Michigan State moved up one place to third while Villanova jumped two spots to fourth. Wichita State, at 19-0 the only other unbeaten in Division I, stayed fifth and was followed by Florida, San Diego State, Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Kansas has beaten three straight ranked opponents and jumped from 15th to No. 8.

JOHNSON: Kansas on top of the Big 12

Michigan, at No. 21, and Kansas State, at 22nd, moved into the poll this week, replacing Creighton, Colorado and UCLA. There was a tie for 25th last week.

See the entire AP Top 25 here.


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