2012 AP College Basketball Poll – Week 12

It has been six weeks since we’ve seen a new number 1 in the AP College Basketball Poll. Syracuse ended their 6 week streak atop the polls after losing to Notre Dame on the road this past week. As a result, we see #2 Kentucky rise back to #1. Baylor and Duke each dropped in the polls as well after losses this past week which sees Missouri rise to #2, Ohio State to #4, and Kansas to #5. North Carolina rose one spot from #8 to #7. Is it too early to start looking at 2012 March Madness yet?

Week 12 2012 AP College Basketball Poll

RK      TEAM            RECORD      PTS     PREV

1          Kentucky(61) 19-1                 1,620   2

Last Week: Def Arkansas 86-63 (1/17), Def Alabama 77-71 (1/21)

This Week: 1/24 at Georgia (10-9), 1/28 at LSU (12-7)

2          Missouri (2)    18-1                 1,532   5

Last Week: Def Texas A&M 70-51 (1/16), Def Baylor 89-88 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 at Oklahoma State (9-10), 1/28 vs. Texas Tech (7-11)

3          Syracuse (2)   20-1                 1,506   1

Last Week: Def Pittsburgh 71-63 (1/16), Lost to Notre Dame 67-58 (1/21)

Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats

This Week: 1/23 at Cincinnati (15-5), 1/28 vs. West Virginia (15-5)

4          Ohio State      17-3                 1,411   6

Last Week: Def Nebraska 79-45 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 vs. Penn State (10-11), 1/29 vs. Michigan (15-5)

5          Kansas            16-3                 1,383   7

Last Week: Def Baylor 92-74 (1/16), Def Texas 69-66 (1/21)

This Week: 1/23 vs. Texas A&M (11-7), 1/28 at Iowa State (14-5)

6          Baylor 17-2                             1,234   3

Last Week: Lost to Kansas 92-74 (1/16), Lost to Missouri 89-88 (1/21)

This Week: 1/24 at Oklahoma (12-6), 1/28 vs. Texas (12-7)

7          North Carolina          16-3     1,232   8

Last Week: Def Virginia Tech 82-68 (1/19)

This Week: 1/26 vs. North Carolina State (15-5), 1/29 vs. Georgia Tech (8-11)

8          Duke   16-3                             1,176   4

Last Week: Def Wake Forest 91-73 (1/19), Lost to Florida State 76-73 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 at Maryland (12-6), 1/28 vs. St. John’s (8-11)

9          Georgetown   16-3                 1,045   10

Last Week: Def DePaul 83-75 (1/17), Def Rutgers 52-50 (1/21)

This Week: 1/28 at Pittsburgh (11-9)

10        Michigan State           16-4     1,009   9

Last Week: Lost to Michigan 60-59 (1/17), Def Purdue 83-58 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 vs. Minnesota (15-5)

11        Murray State 20-0                 925      12

Last Week: Def Morehead State 66-60 (1/18), Def SIU-Edwardsville 82-65 (1/21)

This Week: 1/28 vs. Eastern Illinois (9-9)

12        UNLV            18-3                             886      14

Last Week: Def TCU 101-78 (1/18), Def New Mexico 80-63 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 at Boise State (10-8), 1/28 at Air Force (11-6)

13        San Diego State         17-2     832      16

Last Week: Def New Mexico 75-70 (1/18), Def Air Force 57-44 (1/21)

This Week: 1/24 at Wyoming (16-3), 1/28 at Colorado State (13-5)

14        Florida            15-4                 709      17

Last Week: Def LSU 76-64 (1/21)

This Week: 1/26 at Ole Miss (13-6), 1/28 vs. Mississippi State (16-4)

15        Creighton       18-2                 682      19

Last Week: Def Missouri State 66-65 (1/18), Def Indiana State 75-49 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 at Drake (12-8), 1/28 vs. Bradley (6-15)

16        Indiana           16-4                 609      11

Last Week: Lost to Nebraska 70-69 (1/18), Def Penn State 73-54 (1/22)

This Week: 1/26 at Wisconsin (16-5), 1/29 vs. Iowa (11-9)

17        Marquette      16-4                 517      21

Last Week: Def Louisville 74-63 (1/16), Def Providence 79-72 (1/21)

This Week: 1/24 vs. South Florida (12-8), 1/28 at Villanova (10-10)

18        Mississippi State        16-4     422      18

Last Week: Lost to Ole Miss 75-68 (1/18), Def Vanderbilt 78-77 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 vs. LSU (12-7), 1/28 at Florida (15-4)

19        Virginia          15-3                 414      15

Last Week: Def Georgia Tech 70-38 (1/19), Lost to Virginia Tech 47-45 (1/22)

This Week: 1/26 vs. Boston College (7-12), 1/28 at North Carolina State (15-5)

20        Michigan        15-5                 396      20

Last Week: Def Michigan State 60-59 (1/17), Lost to Arkansas 66-64 (1/21)

This Week: 1/24 at Purdue (14-6), 1/29 at Ohio State (17-3)

21        Saint Mary’s  19-2                 345      24

Last Week: Def Pepperdine 61-47 (1/19), Def Santa Clara 93-77 (1/21)

This Week: 1/26 at Loyola Marymount (11-8), 1/28 at Brigham Young (17-5)

22        Kansas State  14-4                 252      25

Last Week: Def Texas 84-80 (1/18), Def Oklahoma State 66-58 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 at Texas Tech (7-11), 1/28 vs. Oklahoma (12-6)

23        Florida State  13-6                 244      NR

Last Week: Def Maryland 84-70 (1/17), Def Duke 76-73 (1/21)

This Week: 1/25 at Wake Forest (11-8)

24        Connecticut    14-5                 203      13

Last Week: Lost to Cincinnati 70-67 (1/18), Lost to Tennessee 60-57 (1/21)

This Week: 1/29 vs. Notre Dame (12-8)

25        Wisconsin       16-5                 182      NR

Last Week: Def Northwestern 77-57 (1/18), Def Illinois 67-63 (1/22)

This Week: 1/26 vs. Indiana (16-4)

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 96, Gonzaga 82, Vanderbilt 40, Louisville 35, Harvard 32, Wichita State 28, Cincinnati 20, Illinois 11, Middle Tennessee 9, Dayton 3, Iona 2, Long Beach State 1

Dropped from rankings: Illinois 22, Louisville 23

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