Devils Move up In AP Poll

The latest Associated Press college basketball poll was released this afternoon.

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Illinois Fighting Illini (71) 28-0 1,775 1
2. North Carolina Tar Heels 24-3 1,703 2
3. Kentucky Wildcats 22-3 1,573 5
4. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 24-4 1,525 6
5. Boston College Eagles 23-2 1,445 3
6. Duke Blue Devils 21-4 1,416 7
7. Kansas Jayhawks 21-4 1,311 8
8. Oklahoma State Cowboys 20-5 1,265 4
9. Louisville Cardinals 24-4 1,142 11
10. Washington Huskies 23-4 1,119 14
11. Arizona Wildcats 24-5 1,043 9
12. Gonzaga Bulldogs 22-4 987 12
13. Syracuse Orange 24-5 883 15
14. Michigan State Spartans 20-5 873 10
15. Connecticut Huskies 19-6 833 17
16. Utah Utes 24-4 703 13
17. Pacific Tigers 23-2 574 19
18. Charlotte 49ers 21-4 504 21
19. Villanova Wildcats 19-6 483 23
20. Oklahoma Sooners 21-6 447 22
21. Alabama Crimson Tide 21-6 438 16
22. Cincinnati Bearcats 22-6 288 24
23. Wisconsin Badgers 18-7 248 20
24. Pittsburgh Panthers 18-7 153 18
25. Nevada Wolf Pack 22-5 151 25
Others receiving votes: Southern Illinois 64, L-S-U 23, Florida 19, Texas Tech 16, Texas 13, Maryland 12, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 12, Georgia Tech 8, New Mexico 4, Old Dominion 3, Texas A&M 3, Vermont 3, Holy Cross 2, Miami-Ohio 2, Saint Mary's (CA) 2, West Virginia 2, George Washington 1, Minnesota 1, Penn 1, U-C-L-A 1, Winthrop 1.

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