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Syracuse tumbles to No. 7 in latest AP poll

By Staff and wire reports

Syracuse men's basketball dropped three spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll.

Florida remained at No. 1 for the second week. Virginia, who handed Syracuse a 75-56 loss on Saturday, jumped seven spots to No. 5.
   
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, 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 Prv
     1. Florida (46)               27-2      1,606       1
     2. Wichita St. (14)           31-0      1,555       2
     3. Arizona (5)                27-2      1,514       3
     4. Duke                       23-6      1,364       6
     5. Virginia                   25-5      1,304      12
     6. Villanova                  26-3      1,292       8
     7. Syracuse                   26-3      1,240       4
     8. Kansas                     22-7      1,200       5
     9. Wisconsin                  24-5      1,075      14
    10. San Diego St.              25-3        995      13
    11. Louisville                 24-5        959       7
    12. Michigan                   21-7        899      16
    13. Creighton                  23-5        892       9
    14. North Carolina             22-7        755      19
    15. Cincinnati                 24-5        737      11
    16. Iowa St.                   22-6        613      15
    17. Saint Louis                25-4        539      10
    18. SMU                        23-6        427      23
    19. UConn                      23-6        423       -
    20. Memphis                    22-7        364      21
    21. New Mexico                 23-5        338      25
    22. Michigan St.               22-7        322      18
    23. Oklahoma                   21-8        183       -
    24. Iowa                       20-9         94      20
    25. Kentucky                   21-8         92      17   
Others receiving votes: Texas 70, VCU 58, UCLA 45, Gonzaga 38, Stephen F. Austin 38, Kansas St. 19, Saint Joseph's 19, Ohio St. 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Arizona St. 5, UMass 5, Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 2, Xavier 2, NC Central 1, Oklahoma St. 1, Southern Miss. 1.
   

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