WSU wins but drops in AP hoops poll

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   The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 31, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

                        Record    Pts  Pvs
 1. Michigan St. (43)   14-1   1,600   2
 2. Duke (21)           13-1   1,556   4
 3. Villanova (1)       13-1   1,444   1
 4. Arizona St          12-1   1,336   3
 5. Xavier              14-1   1,325   6
 6. West Virginia       12-1   1,304   7
 7. Oklahoma            11-1   1,160  12
 8. Virginia            12-1   1,048   9
 9. Wichita St.         11-2   1,026   8
10. Kansas              11-2     963  11
11. Texas A&M       11-2     894   5
12. North Carolina      12-2     890  13
13. Purdue              13-2     883  14
14. Arizona             11-3     832  17
15. Miami               12-1     782  15
16. TCU                 12-1     760  10
17. Kentucky            11-2     742  16
18. Texas Tech          12-1     483  22
19. Gonzaga             12-3     410  20
19. Cincinnati          12-2     410  21
21. Seton Hall          13-2     353  23
22. Arkansas            11-2     254   -
23. Tennessee            9-3     198  19
24. Florida St.         11-2     119  24
25. Clemson             12-1     104   -

   Others receiving votes: Baylor 83, Creighton 54, Notre Dame 37, Butler 23, UCLA 14, Texas 10, St. Bonaventure 7, SMU 5, Auburn 4, Syracuse 4, Nevada 2, Rhode Island 2, Alabama 1, New Mexico St. 1, NC State 1, Mississippi St. 1.

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