KU 9th, WSU 11th in latest AP 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 Mar. 4, 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. Virginia (65)       28-2   1,625   1
 2. Villanova           27-4   1,516   4
 3. Xavier              27-4   1,510   3
 4. Michigan St.        29-4   1,346   2
 5. Duke                25-6   1,340   5
 6. Gonzaga             28-4   1,254   7
 7. Michigan            28-7   1,231  15
 8. Cincinnati          27-4   1,213  10
 9. Kansas              24-7   1,129   6
10. Purdue              28-6   1,096   8
11. Wichita St.         24-6     861  11
12. North Carolina      22-9     852   9
13. Tennessee           23-7     825  16
14. Texas Tech          23-8     784  12
15. Arizona             24-7     739  19
16. Auburn              25-6     692  14
17. Ohio St.            24-8     603  13
18. West Virginia       22-9     486  20
19. Clemson             22-8     422  18
20. Saint Mary's (Cal)28-4     385  22
21. Houston             24-6     247  25
22. Nevada              26-6     218  21
23. Florida             20-11     192   -
24. Miami               22-8     191   -
25. Rhode Island        23-6     86  17

   Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 72, Kentucky 66, TCU 45, Loyola of Chicago 43, Virginia Tech 15, Seton Hall 10, Middle Tennessee 9, Creighton 8, Arkansas 4, Nebraska 2, Kansas St 2, NC State 2, Florida St. 1, Buffalo 1, New Mexico St. 1, Texas A&M 1.