Here’s the Associated Press ballot of Kevin Dunleavy (Washington Examiner).
Biggest Jumps: Wichita St. (UR/18, Oregon (23/15), New Mexico (21/14).
Biggest Drops: San Diego State (13/UR), Creighton (14/19).
Incoming: Mississippi, Miami, Marquette, Wichita State.
Outgoing: Missouri, Illinois, San Diego State, Boise State.
1. Duke (17-1)
Great matchup Wednesday night at Miami – two well-coached, cohesive, veteran teams with tight rotations.
2. Kansas (16-1)
Battle of the streaks on Tuesday – Kansas State has won eight straight, Jayhawks 15 in a row.
3. Michigan (16-1)
Nice bounce back at Minnesota.
4. Syracuse (17-1)
In addition to scoring in the clutch, Carter-Williams did his stat sheet-stuffing thing at Louisville (16 points, seven assists, four steals, two blocks, eight turnovers).
5. Louisville (16-2)
East coast swing – at Villanova on Tuesday, Georgetown on Saturday.
6. Arizona (16-1)
Where would Wildcats be without Xavier-transfer Lyons?
7. Florida (14-2)
In points-per-possession, Gators are second in defense (.082) and fifth in offense (1.18).
8. Butler (16-2)
On a dizzying Saturday, Butler’s miraculous victory over Gonzaga closed it in appropriate fashion.
9. Indiana (16-2)
Crean’s brothers-in-law in Super Bowl. Is that a good omen for Hoosiers?
10. Minnesota (15-3)
All three losses were to teams which were ranked at the time in the top-5.
11. Gonzaga (17-2)
Guessing Gonzaga won’t run that inbound play again.
12. Michigan St. (16-3)
Only Big Ten team that has not lost in the new year.
13. Kansas State (15-2)
Handed Oklahoma and former coach Lon Kruger their first Big 12 loss on Saturday.
14. New Mexico (16-2)
After turning back one Mountain West upstart, Boise State on Saturday, Lobos get another Wednesday in Colorado State.
15. Oregon (14-2)
With win at UCLA, Ducks are only Pac-12 team without a conference loss.
16. N.C. State (15-3)
Clemson’s Booker (27 points) and Hall (16 points) would have led Tigers to upset in Raleigh if his teammates had shot better than 6-33.
17. Ohio State (13-4)
Thomas needs more help. Scored half of the Buckeyes’ points in 59-56 loss to Michigan State.
18. Wichita State (17-2)
Shockers made only 4 of 23 from the arc and still beat Creighton.
19. Creighton (17-2)
Already the nation’s runaway leader in 3-point shooting (45.2 percent), Jays have overtaken N.C. State as nation’s No. 1 in field goal shooting (51.8 percent).
20. VCU (16-3)
Saturday at Duquesne, Smart became second youngest to 100 wins.
21. Notre Dame (15-3)
Washington-area products Atkins (Mt. St. Joe) and Grant (DeMatha) average 6.7 and 5.4 apg, helping Irish to No. 2 in nation in assists (18.7 pg).
22. Cincinnati (16-3)
Kirkpatrick (36 points) put the Bearcats on his back in OT win vs. Marquette.
23. Mississippi (15-2)
Senior Holloway (6-7, 240) is a legitimate SEC player of the year candidate, averaging 15.8 ppg, 10.6 rpg.
24. Miami (13-3)
Hurricanes are the only ACC team without a conference loss. Three of four wins have come on road.
25. Marquette (13-4)
Golden Eagles scored 13 points in first half against Cincinnati and still took game to OT.
San Diego State (14-4)