Syracuse remains solid No. 1 in AP poll

Syracuse remained a solid No. 1 Monday in the Associated Press college basketball poll.

The undefeated Orange (13-0) received 54 first-place votes, up one from last week, after beating Bucknell and Tulane in their final non-conference games.

They finished with a total of 1,611 points from a nationwide media panel and were one of seven teams to hold their spot at the top of the rankings.

No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Louisville all received first-place votes and remained in their positions from last week. So did No. 5 North Carolina, No. 6 Baylor and No. 7 Duke.

Missouri, Connecticut and Florida rounded out the top 10 and were followed by Wisconsin, Georgetown, Indiana, Marquette, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Kansas, Michigan, UNLV, Murray State, Creighton, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Harvard and San Diego State to finish the top 25.

No. 24 Harvard was in the AP poll for only the second time. It lost its first- ever game as a ranked team to Connecticut three weeks ago and fell out of the poll.

San Diego State was also a new addition to the poll this week, while Xavier and Illinois fell out.