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Associated Press Top 25 Rankings For Week 17 (Mar 5, 2012)

Rank   Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Pvs Season Highest Season Lowest Consecutive
Weeks Ranked
1    Kentucky Wildcats (63) 30-1 SEC 16-0 1st 1623 NC 1 Mar 5, 2012, #1 Dec 26, 2011, #3 56
Previous Week: vs. Georgia (3/01/12, W 79-49), @ Florida (3/04/12, W 59-74)
Current Week: vs. LSU (3/09/12, W 60-51), vs. Florida (3/10/12, W 74-71), vs. Vanderbilt (3/11/12, L 64-71)
2    Syracuse Orange (2) 30-1 Big East 17-1 1st 1561 -1 2 Jan 16, 2012, #1 Nov 21, 2011, #5 54
Previous Week: vs. Louisville (3/03/12, W 58-49)
Current Week: vs. Connecticut (3/08/12, W 58-55), vs. Cincinnati (3/09/12, L 68-71)
3    Kansas Jayhawks 26-5 Big 12 16-2 1st 1482 +23 3 Mar 5, 2012, #3 Dec 26, 2011, #17 63
Previous Week: @ Oklahoma State (2/27/12, W 58-70), vs. Texas (3/03/12, W 73-63)
Current Week: vs. Texas A&M (3/08/12, W 83-66), vs. Baylor (3/09/12, L 72-81)
4    North Carolina Tar Heels 27-4 ACC 14-2 1st 1442 +128 6 Nov 21, 2011, #1 Feb 13, 2012, #8 25
Previous Week: vs. Maryland (2/29/12, W 88-64), @ Duke (3/03/12, W 70-88)
Current Week: vs. Maryland (3/09/12, W 85-69), vs. North Carolina State (3/10/12, W 69-67), vs. Florida State (3/11/12, L 82-85)
5    Missouri Tigers 27-4 Big 12 14-4 2nd 1343 +90 7 Jan 23, 2012, #2 Nov 14, 2011, #25 18
Previous Week: vs. Iowa State (2/29/12, W 78-72), @ Texas Tech (3/03/12, W 59-81)
Current Week: vs. Oklahoma State (3/08/12, W 88-70), vs. Texas (3/09/12, W 81-67), vs. Baylor (3/10/12, W 90-75)
6    Duke Blue Devils 26-5 ACC 13-3 2nd 1262 -147 4 Nov 28, 2011, #3 Feb 6, 2012, #10 94
Previous Week: @ Wake Forest (2/28/12, W 71-79), vs. North Carolina (3/03/12, L 70-88)
Current Week: vs. Virginia Tech (3/09/12, W 60-56), vs. Florida State (3/10/12, L 59-62)
7    Ohio State Buckeyes 25-6 Big Ten 13-5 1st 1251 +215 10 Dec 26, 2011, #2 Feb 27, 2012, #10 46
Previous Week: @ Northwestern (2/29/12, W 73-75), @ Michigan State (3/04/12, W 70-72)
Current Week: vs. Purdue (3/09/12, W 88-71), @ Michigan (3/10/12, W 55-77), @ Michigan State (3/11/12, L 68-64)
8    Michigan State Spartans 24-7 Big Ten 13-5 1st 1149 -223 5 Feb 27, 2012, #5 Dec 12, 2011, #21 13
Previous Week: @ Indiana (2/28/12, L 70-55), vs. Ohio State (3/04/12, L 70-72)
Current Week: vs. Iowa (3/09/12, W 92-75), vs. Wisconsin (3/10/12, W 65-52), vs. Ohio State (3/11/12, W 68-64)
9    Marquette Golden Eagles 25-6 Big East 14-4 2nd 1087 -63 8 Feb 27, 2012, #8 Jan 9, 2012, #25 18
Previous Week: @ Cincinnati (2/29/12, L 72-61), vs. Georgetown (3/03/12, W 83-69)
Current Week: vs. Louisville (3/08/12, L 71-84)
10    Michigan Wolverines 23-8 Big Ten 13-5 1st 945 +179 13 Mar 5, 2012, #10 Jan 30, 2012, #23 18
Previous Week: @ Illinois (3/01/12, W 61-72), @ Penn State (3/04/12, W 65-71)
Current Week: vs. Minnesota (3/09/12, W 73-69), vs. Ohio State (3/10/12, L 55-77)
11    Murray State Racers 30-1 OVC 15-1 1st 922 +37 12 Feb 6, 2012, #9 Dec 12, 2011, #24 13
Previous Week: vs. Tennessee Tech (3/02/12, W 78-58), vs. Tennessee State (3/03/12, W 54-52)
Current Week:
12    Baylor Bears 25-6 Big 12 12-6 3rd 909 -146 9 Jan 16, 2012, #3 Feb 20, 2012, #13 18
Previous Week: vs. Texas Tech (2/27/12, W 77-48), @ Iowa State (3/03/12, L 80-72)
Current Week: vs. Kansas State (3/08/12, W 82-74), @ Kansas (3/09/12, W 72-81), @ Missouri (3/10/12, L 90-75)
13    Georgetown Hoyas 22-7 Big East 12-6 4th 873 -33 11 Feb 20, 2012, #9 Dec 5, 2011, #18 14
Previous Week: vs. Notre Dame (2/27/12, W 59-41), @ Marquette (3/03/12, L 83-69)
Current Week: vs. Pittsburgh (3/07/12, W 64-52), @ Cincinnati (3/08/12, L 72-70)
14    Wisconsin Badgers 23-8 Big Ten 12-6 4th 853 +89 14 Nov 28, 2011, #9 Jan 23, 2012, #25 7
Previous Week: vs. Minnesota (2/28/12, W 52-45), vs. Illinois (3/04/12, W 70-56)
Current Week: vs. Indiana (3/09/12, W 79-71), @ Michigan State (3/10/12, L 65-52)
15    Indiana Hoosiers 24-7 Big Ten 11-7 5th 707 +263 18 Jan 9, 2012, #7 Feb 20, 2012, #23 13
Previous Week: vs. Michigan State (2/28/12, W 70-55), vs. Purdue (3/04/12, W 85-74)
Current Week: vs. Penn State (3/08/12, W 75-58), @ Wisconsin (3/09/12, L 79-71)
16    Wichita State Shockers 27-5 MVC 16-2 1st 492 -262 15 Feb 27, 2012, #15 Feb 13, 2012, #24 4
Previous Week: vs. Indiana State (3/02/12, W 72-48), vs. Illinois State (3/03/12, L 64-65)
Current Week:
17    Florida State Seminoles 21-9 ACC 12-4 3rd 468 +216 22 Feb 20, 2012, #15 Nov 14, 2011, #24 7
Previous Week: @ Virginia (3/01/12, W 60-63), vs. Clemson (3/04/12, W 80-72)
Current Week: vs. Miami (FL) (3/09/12, W 82-71), @ Duke (3/10/12, W 59-62), @ North Carolina (3/11/12, W 82-85)
18    San Diego State Aztecs 24-6 MWC 10-4 2nd 441 +137 21 Feb 13, 2012, #13 Dec 26, 2011, #25 11
Previous Week: @ Boise State (2/29/12, W 53-66), @ Texas Christian (3/03/12, W 92-98)
Current Week: vs. Boise State (3/08/12, W 65-62), vs. Colorado State (3/09/12, W 79-69), vs. New Mexico (3/10/12, L 59-68)
19    Creighton Bluejays 28-5 MVC 14-4 2nd 364 +224 25 Jan 30, 2012, #13 Feb 27, 2012, #25 2
Previous Week: vs. Drake (3/02/12, W 68-61), vs. Evansville (3/03/12, W 99-71), vs. Illinois State (3/04/12, W 83-79)
Current Week:
20    UNLV Runnin' Rebels 25-7 MWC 9-5 4th 360 -171 17 Feb 13, 2012, #11 Feb 20, 2012, #21 12
Previous Week: @ Colorado State (2/29/12, L 66-59), vs. Wyoming (3/03/12, W 74-63)
Current Week: vs. Wyoming (3/08/12, W 56-48), @ New Mexico (3/09/12, L 72-67)
21    Temple Owls 24-6 A-10 13-3 1st 343 +185 23 Mar 5, 2012, #21 Feb 27, 2012, #23 3
Previous Week: vs. Massachusetts (2/29/12, W 90-88), @ Fordham (3/03/12, W 60-80)
Current Week: vs. Massachusetts (3/09/12, L 71-77)
22    Florida Gators 22-9 SEC 10-6 2nd 305 -333 16 Nov 14, 2011, #7 Mar 5, 2012, #22 24
Previous Week: @ Vanderbilt (2/28/12, L 77-67), vs. Kentucky (3/04/12, L 59-74)
Current Week: vs. Alabama (3/09/12, W 66-63), @ Kentucky (3/10/12, L 74-71)
23    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-10 Big East 13-5 3rd 256 -101 20 Feb 20, 2012, #19 Mar 5, 2012, #23 4
Previous Week: @ Georgetown (2/27/12, L 59-41), vs. Providence (3/02/12, W 75-69)
Current Week: vs. South Florida (3/08/12, W 57-53), vs. Louisville (3/09/12, L 50-64)
24    Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-5 WCC 13-3 2nd 170 +55 N/A Nov 28, 2011, #19 Jan 2, 2012, #25 1
Previous Week: vs. Longwood (2/27/12, W 92-60), vs. Brigham Young (3/03/12, W 77-58)
Current Week: @ Saint Mary\'s (3/05/12, L 78-74)
25    Iowa State Cyclones 22-9 Big 12 12-6 3rd 127 +47 N/A Mar 5, 2012, #25 Mar 5, 2012, #25 1
Previous Week: @ Missouri (2/29/12, L 78-72), vs. Baylor (3/03/12, W 80-72)
Current Week: vs. Texas (3/08/12, L 65-71)

Other Teams Receiving Votes

  Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Last
Ranked
Season Highest Season Lowest
Saint Mary's Gaels 26-5 WCC 14-2 1st 88 +26 Feb 13, 2012, #21 Feb 6, 2012, #16 Jan 16, 2012, #24
Previous Week: vs. San Francisco (3/03/12, W 83-78)
Current Week: vs. Gonzaga (3/05/12, W 78-74)
Louisville Cardinals 22-9 Big East 10-8 7th 84 -342 Feb 27, 2012, #19 Dec 26, 2011, #4 Feb 6, 2012, #24
Previous Week: vs. South Florida (2/29/12, L 51-58), @ Syracuse (3/03/12, L 58-49)
Current Week: vs. Seton Hall (3/07/12, W 61-55), @ Marquette (3/08/12, W 71-84), @ Notre Dame (3/09/12, W 50-64), @ Cincinnati (3/10/12, W 44-50)
Drexel Dragons 27-5 CAA 16-2 1st 83 +42 N/A N/A N/A
Previous Week: vs. North Carolina-Wilmington (3/03/12, W 59-47), vs. Old Dominion (3/04/12, W 68-51)
Current Week: vs. Virginia Commonwealth (3/05/12, L 56-59)
New Mexico Lobos 24-6 MWC 10-4 2nd 64 +4 Feb 20, 2012, #19 Feb 20, 2012, #19 Feb 20, 2012, #19
Previous Week: vs. Air Force (2/29/12, W 86-56), vs. Boise State (3/03/12, W 76-61)
Current Week: vs. Air Force (3/08/12, W 79-64), vs. UNLV (3/09/12, W 72-67), @ San Diego State (3/10/12, W 59-68)
Virginia Cavaliers 22-8 ACC 9-7 4th 34 -108 Feb 27, 2012, #24 Jan 16, 2012, #15 Feb 20, 2012, #25
Previous Week: vs. Florida State (3/01/12, L 60-63), @ Maryland (3/04/12, W 72-75)
Current Week: vs. North Carolina State (3/09/12, L 64-67)
Memphis Tigers 23-8 C-USA 13-3 2nd 13 +8 Dec 5, 2011, #21 Nov 21, 2011, #8 Nov 28, 2011, #22
Previous Week: vs. UCF (2/28/12, W 84-55), @ Tulsa (3/03/12, W 66-78)
Current Week: vs. UTEP (3/08/12, W 65-47), vs. UCF (3/09/12, W 83-52), vs. Marshall (3/10/12, W 83-57)
Vanderbilt Commodores 21-10 SEC 10-6 3rd 6 -17 Jan 30, 2012, #25 Nov 7, 2011, #7 Jan 30, 2012, #25
Previous Week: vs. Florida (2/28/12, W 77-67), @ Tennessee (3/03/12, L 68-61)
Current Week: vs. Georgia (3/09/12, W 63-41), vs. Ole Miss (3/10/12, W 65-53), @ Kentucky (3/11/12, W 64-71)
Virginia Commonwealth Rams 27-6 CAA 15-3 2nd 6 -3 N/A N/A N/A
Previous Week: vs. Northeastern (3/03/12, W 75-65), vs. George Mason (3/04/12, W 74-64)
Current Week: @ Drexel (3/05/12, W 56-59)
Cincinnati Bearcats 22-9 Big East 12-6 4th 5 +5 Nov 14, 2011, #20 Nov 14, 2011, #20 Nov 7, 2011, #21
Previous Week: vs. Marquette (2/29/12, W 72-61), @ Villanova (3/03/12, W 68-72)
Current Week: vs. Georgetown (3/08/12, W 72-70), @ Syracuse (3/09/12, W 68-71), vs. Louisville (3/10/12, L 44-50)
Long Beach State 49ers 22-8 Big West 15-1 1st 3 -5 N/A N/A N/A
Previous Week: vs. UC Irvine (2/29/12, W 77-50), @ Cal State Fullerton (3/03/12, L 77-74)
Current Week: vs. UC Davis (3/08/12, W 80-46), vs. UC Irvine (3/09/12, W 68-57), vs. UC Santa Barbara (3/10/12, W 77-64)
Kansas State Wildcats 21-9 Big 12 10-8 6th 2 NC Jan 23, 2012, #22 Jan 9, 2012, #18 Jan 16, 2012, #25
Previous Week: @ Texas A&M (2/28/12, W 70-76), vs. Oklahoma State (3/03/12, W 77-58)
Current Week: @ Baylor (3/08/12, L 82-74)
Saint Louis Billikens 24-6 A-10 12-4 2nd 1 +1 Nov 28, 2011, #23 Nov 28, 2011, #23 Nov 28, 2011, #23
Previous Week: vs. Xavier (2/28/12, W 70-59), @ Duquesne (3/03/12, W 60-75)
Current Week: vs. La Salle (3/09/12, W 78-71), vs. Xavier (3/10/12, L 64-71)
Harvard Crimson 26-4 Ivy 12-2 1st 1 -4 Feb 6, 2012, #25 Jan 2, 2012, #22 Feb 6, 2012, #25
Previous Week: @ Columbia (3/02/12, W 70-77), @ Cornell (3/03/12, W 63-67)
Current Week:

Teams New Into Rankings

Rank   Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Pvs Season Highest Season Lowest Consecutive
Weeks Ranked
24    Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-5 WCC 13-3 2nd 170 +55 N/A Nov 28, 2011, #19 Jan 2, 2012, #25 1
Previous Week: vs. Longwood (2/27/12, W 92-60), vs. Brigham Young (3/03/12, W 77-58)
Current Week: @ Saint Mary\'s (3/05/12, L 78-74)
25    Iowa State Cyclones 22-9 Big 12 12-6 3rd 127 +47 N/A Mar 5, 2012, #25 Mar 5, 2012, #25 1
Previous Week: @ Missouri (2/29/12, L 78-72), vs. Baylor (3/03/12, W 80-72)
Current Week: vs. Texas (3/08/12, L 65-71)

Teams Dropping Out Of Rankings

  Team Overall
Record
Conference Conference
Record
Conference
Position
Points Points
Change
Last
Ranked
Season Highest Season Lowest
Louisville Cardinals 22-9 Big East 10-8 7th 84 -342 Feb 27, 2012, #19 Dec 26, 2011, #4 Feb 6, 2012, #24
Previous Week: vs. South Florida (2/29/12, L 51-58), @ Syracuse (3/03/12, L 58-49)
Current Week: vs. Seton Hall (3/07/12, W 61-55), @ Marquette (3/08/12, W 71-84), @ Notre Dame (3/09/12, W 50-64), @ Cincinnati (3/10/12, W 44-50)
Virginia Cavaliers 22-8 ACC 9-7 4th 34 -108 Feb 27, 2012, #24 Jan 16, 2012, #15 Feb 20, 2012, #25
Previous Week: vs. Florida State (3/01/12, L 60-63), @ Maryland (3/04/12, W 72-75)
Current Week: vs. North Carolina State (3/09/12, L 64-67)

Rankings By Conference

Conference Number
Of Teams
Teams
Big Ten 5 Ohio State Buckeyes #7, Michigan State Spartans #8, Michigan Wolverines #10, Wisconsin Badgers #14, Indiana Hoosiers #15
Big 12 4 Kansas Jayhawks #3, Missouri Tigers #5, Baylor Bears #12, Iowa State Cyclones #25
Big East 4 Syracuse Orange #2, Marquette Golden Eagles #9, Georgetown Hoyas #13, Notre Dame Fighting Irish #23
ACC 3 North Carolina Tar Heels #4, Duke Blue Devils #6, Florida State Seminoles #17
MVC 2 Wichita State Shockers #16, Creighton Bluejays #19
MWC 2 San Diego State Aztecs #18, UNLV Runnin' Rebels #20
SEC 2 Kentucky Wildcats #1, Florida Gators #22
A-10 1 Temple Owls #21
OVC 1 Murray State Racers #11
WCC 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs #24