Here’s the Associated Press top 25 ballot of Kevin Dunleavy (Washington Examiner).
1. Duke (15-1)
With Kelly in street clothes, Curry limping off, and Sulaimon shooting 0-for-11, they didn’t look like a No. 1 on Saturday. But who has better wins than Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisville, Ohio St. and VCU? Nobody.
2. Louisville (15-1)
No contender passes the eye test as convincingly. But they lost to Duke, can’t make them No. 1.
3. Kansas (14-1)
Have won 13 straight since Michigan St. loss in Atlanta. Could make a case for them to be No. 1.
4. Michigan (16-1)
If Burke’s in-and-out 3-pointer had fallen at Ohio State, Michigan probably would have won and certainly be ranked No. 1.
5. Indiana (15-1)
Most will have them higher this week, but Hoosiers and Zeller have been overrated since preseason.
6. Syracuse (16-1)
Where’s the beef? Only quality win came on a windy aircraft carrier against San Diego State.
7. Arizona (15-1)
Loss at Oregon was no surprise. Wildcats were overdue.
8. Florida (12-2)
Host Missouri on Saturday.
9. Minnesota (15-2)
Host Michigan on Thursday.
10. Gonzaga (16-1)
Who’s the king of the mid-majors? Gonzaga plays at Butler on Saturday.
11. Butler (14-2)
After scary injury, G Clarke appears okay.
12. N.C. State (14-2)
Wolfpack finally lived up to their enormous potential against Duke.
13. San Diego State (14-2)
Tough week – UNLV on Wednesday at Wyoming on Saturday.
14. Creighton (16-1)
At Wichita State on Saturday.
15. Ohio State (12-3)
Michigan was Buckeyes’ first quality win this year.
16. Kansas State (13-2)
Four guard starting lineup still working for the Wildcats.
17. Notre Dame (14-2)
Cooley (15.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg) looming large.
18. Michigan St. (14-3)
Host Ohio State on Saturday.
19. Missouri (12-3)
At Ole Miss, Tigers held SEC scoring leader Henderson to 11 points and still lost by 15.
20. VCU (14-3)
No problem with first two A-10 foes – Dayton and St. Bonaventure.
21. New Mexico (15-2)
Two bad losses (South Dakota State, Saint Louis) but plenty of quality wins, including UNLV last week.
22. Cincinnati (14-3)
After hot start have lost three of last five.
23. Oregon (14-2)
Play at UCLA on Saturday.
24. Illinois (14-4)
Fading fast. Have lost four of their last six.
25. Boise State (13-2)
Broncos have never been ranked, but might be ready now.