Shockers fall out of the top 10

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Villanova remains No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the second straight week and Arizona State moves up two spots to No. 3 after Wichita State dropped out of the top 10.

The Wildcats (11-0) received 45 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll released on Monday. Michigan State (10-1) stayed at No. 2 and received 15 first-place votes, with Arizona State receiving the final five No. 1 votes.

The Sun Devils are 10-0 for the first time and have matched their highest ranking as a program. Duke fell a spot to No. 4, followed by North Carolina.

Wichita State dropped eight spots to No. 11 following a 91-83 loss to Oklahoma. The Sooners, led by dynamic freshman Trae Young, moved into the poll at No. 17.


The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

                     Record   Pts Prv
 1. Villanova (45)     11-0   1602   1
 2. Michigan St. (15)  10-1   1560   2
 3. Arizona St. (5)    10-0   1429   5
 4. Duke               11-1   1390   4
 5. North Carolina     10-1   1332   7
 6. Miami               9-0   1308   6
 7. Kentucky            9-1   1231   8
 8. Texas A&M           9-1   1156   9
 9. Xavier             10-1   1073  10
10. West Virginia       9-1   1040  11
11. Wichita St.         8-2    851   3
12. Gonzaga             9-2    831  12
13. Virginia            9-1    796  16
14. Kansas              8-2    791  13
15. TCU                10-0    789  14
16. Purdue             11-2    706  17
17. Oklahoma            8-1    691   --
18. Arizona             8-3    396  23
18. Baylor              9-2    396  21
20. Cincinnati          9-2    314  25
21. Tennessee           7-2    308  20
21. Texas Tech          9-1    308  24
23. Seton Hall          9-2    223  15
24. Florida St.         9-1    164  19
25. Creighton           8-2    144   --

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 83, Notre Dame 73, Clemson 35, Louisville 28, Texas 21, Nevada 13, Minnesota 9, Oklahoma St. 9, Alabama 5, SMU 5, Auburn 4, Virginia Tech 3, Rhode Island 2, Syracuse 2, Florida 2, Michigan 1, Towson 1.
 

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