'Cats Fall to No.9 In AP Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Illinois Fighting Illini (58) 16-0 1,783 1
2. Kansas Jayhawks (13) 11-0 1,730 2
3. North Carolina Tar Heels (1) 13-1 1,636 3
4. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 13-1 1,553 4
5. Duke Blue Devils 11-0 1,496 5
6. Oklahoma State Cowboys 11-1 1,412 7
7. Syracuse Orange 15-1 1,405 6
8. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 11-2 1,301 9
9. Kentucky Wildcats 10-2 1,189 8
10. Texas Longhorns 12-2 1,085 15
11. Mississippi State Bulldogs 14-2 909 18
12. Connecticut Huskies 9-2 904 10
13. Boston College Eagles 13-0 823 25
14. Washington Huskies 13-2 742 12
15. Michigan State Spartans 10-2 734 20
16. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11-3 723 11
17. Arizona Wildcats 12-3 666 13
18. Cincinnati Bearcats 13-1 631 23
19. Louisville Cardinals 12-3 502 17
20. Pittsburgh Panthers 11-2 373 16
21. George Washington Colonials 10-2 370 24
22. Marquette Golden Eagles 13-1 345 NR
23. Alabama Crimson Tide 12-3 259 19
24. Iowa Hawkeyes 12-3 194 14
25. Oklahoma Sooners 11-2 143 NR
Others receiving votes: Maryland 109, West Virginia 105, Notre Dame 47, Wisconsin 37, U-C-L-A 23, Texas-El Paso 21, Vanderbilt 21, Arkansas 19, Oregon 18, Arizona State 17, Virginia 12, Wichita State 11, Miami-Florida 9, North Carolina State 8, New Mexico 8, Ohio State 8, Southern Illinois 4, St. Mary's (CA) 4, Charlotte 3, Old Dominion 2, Texas A&M 2, Bucknell 1, Nevada 1, South Carolina 1, U-A-B 1, Western Kentucky 1.

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