2011 AP College Basketball Poll – Week 8

Week 8 sees Syracuse, Ohio State, Kentucky, and Louisville on top of the polls, though this will change due to losses as we head into week 9. Xavier and Illinois drop out of the polls this week with San Diego State and Harvard creeping into the polls.

2011 AP College Basketball Poll – Week 8

RK      TEAM            RECORD      PTS     PREV

1          Syracuse (54) 13-0                 1,611   1

Syracuse Orange

Syracuse Orange

Last Week: Def Bucknell 80-61 (12/20), Def Tulane 80-61 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Seton Hall 75-49 (12/28), 1/1 at DePaul (9-3)

2          Ohio State (5) 12-1                 1,507   2

Last Week: Def Lamar 70-50 (12/20), Def Miami (OH) 69-40 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Northwestern 87-54 (12/28), 12/31 at Indiana (12-1)

3          Kentucky (4)  11-1                 1,480   3

Last Week: Def Samford 82-50 (12/20), Def Loyola (MD) 87-63 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Lamar 86-64 (12/28), Def. Louisville 69-62 (12/31)

4          Louisville (2)  12-0                 1,386   4

Last Week: Def Charleston 69-62 (12/20), Def Western Kentucky 70-60 (12/23)

This Week: Lost to Georgetown 71-68 (12/28), Lost to Kentucky 69-62 (12/31)

5          North Carolina          11-2     1,366   5

Last Week: Def Nicholls State 99-49 (12/19), Def Texas 82-63 (12/21)

This Week: Def. Elon 100-62 (12/29), 1/1 vs. Monmouth (2-11)

6          Baylor             12-0                 1,299   6

Last Week: Def Paul Quinn 95-54 (12/19), Def Saint Mary’s 72-59 (12/22), Def West Virginia 83-81 (12/23)

This Week: Def. Mississippi State 54-52 (12/28)

7          Duke               10-1                 1,281   7

Last Week: Def UNC Greensboro 90-63 (12/19)

This Week: Def. Western Michigan 110-70 (12/30), 1/1 vs. Pennsylvania (6-7)

8          Missouri         12-0                 1,149   9

Last Week: Def Illinois 78-74 (12/22)

This Week: Def Old Dominion 75-68 (12/30)

9          Connecticut    10-1                 1,143   8

Last Week: Def Fairfield 79-71 (12/22)

This Week: Def South Florida 60-57 (12/28), Def. St. John’s 83-69 (12/31)

10        Florida                        10-2                 1,050   11

Last Week: Def Mississippi Valley State 82-54 (12/19), Def Florida State 82-64 (12/22)

This Week: Lost to Rutgers 85-83 (12/29), Def. Yale 90-70 (12/31)

11        Wisconsin       11-2                 898      13

Last Week: Def Mississippi Valley State 79-45 (12/23)

This Week: Def Nebraska 64-40 (12/27), Lost to Iowa 72-65 (12/31)

12        Georgetown   10-1                 851      16

Last Week: Def Memphis 70-59 (12/22)

This Week: Def Louisville 71-68 (12/28), Def. Providence 49-40 (12/31)

13        Indiana                       12-0                 820      17

Last Week: Def Howard 107-50 (12/19), Def UMBC 89-47 (12/22)

This Week: Lost to Michigan State 80-65 (12/28), 12/31 vs. Ohio State (13-1)

14        Marquette      11-1                             775      10

Last Week: Lost to LSU 67-59 (12/19), Def Milwaukee 64-50 (12/22)

This Week: Lost to Vanderbilt 74-57 (12/29), 1/1 vs. Villanova (7-6)

15        Mississippi State        12-1                 718      18

Last Week: Def Northwestern State 82-67 (12/22)

This Week: Lost to Baylor 54-52 (12/28), Def. Utah State 66-64 (12/31)

16        Michigan State           11-2                 613      19

Last Week: Def UMKC 89-54 (12/19), Def Lehigh 90-81 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Indiana 80-65 (12/28), Def Nebraska 68-55 (12/31)

17        Kansas                        8-3                   548      12

Last Week: Lost to Davidson 80-74 (12/19), Def USC 63-47 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Howard 89-34 (12/29), Def. North Dakota 84-58 (12/31)

18        Michigan        10-2                             504      20

Last Week: Def Bradley 77-66 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Penn State 71-53 (12/29), 1/1 vs. Minnesota (12-2)

19        UNLV                        13-2                             473      21

Last Week: Def Louisiana-Monroe 81-63 (12/19), Def California 85-68 (12/23)

This Week: Def. Central Arkansas 124-75 (12/28), 12/31 at Hawaii (8-5)

20        Murray State 13-0                             342      22

Last Week: Def Tennessee-Martin 78-54 (12/21)

This Week: Def Eastern Illinois 73-40 (12/30)

21        Creighton       10-1                             254      23

Last Week: Def Tulsa 83-64 (12/19), Def Northwestern 87-79 (12/22)

This Week: Lost to Missouri State 77-65 (12/28), 12/31 at Wichita State (10-2)

22        Pittsburgh      11-2                             238      15

Last Week: Def St. Francis (PA) 71-47 (12/20), Lost to Wagner 59-54 (12/23)

This Week: Lost to Notre Dame 72-59 (12/27), 1/1 vs. Cincinnati (10-3)

23        Virginia          10-1                             214      24

Last Week: Def Seattle 83-77 (12/21)

This Week: Def. Maryland-Eastern Shore 69-42 (12/27), Def. Towson 57-50 (12/30)

24        Harvard         10-1                             121      NR

Last Week: Def Florida Atlantic 63-51 (12/22)

This Week: Def Boston College 67-46 (12/29), Def. Saint Joseph’s 74-69 (12/31)

25        San Diego State         11-2                 119      NR

Last Week: Def UC Riverside 80-55 (12/19), Def Elon 81-55 (12/22)

This Week: Def. Redlands 94-43 (12/30)

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 105, Illinois 70, Saint Louis 55, Gonzaga 48, Xavier 42, Ohio 20, Stanford 10, Wichita State 9, Texas A&M 3, Alabama 2, Wagner 1

Dropped from rankings: Xavier 14, Illinois 25


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