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College Basketball Rankings: Illinois No. 22 In Latest AP Poll

After a big win over Ohio State last week, the Fighting Illini are back in the AP top 25. The Buckeyes, however, remain the highest-ranked Big Ten team at No. 6, and the Syracuse Orange lay claim to the No. 1 spot once again.


Related: Illinois Fighting Illini Back In Coaches Poll Top 25

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan State slid from sixth to ninth after a road loss to Northwestern, and Indiana fell from seventh to 11th following an 0-2 week. Michigan is two spots ahead of Illinois at No. 20, while Wisconsin and Northwestern both received votes.

The full poll:

Rank Team Record Previous
1 Syracuse (60) 19-0 1
2 Kentucky (4) 17-1 2
3 Baylor (1) 17-0 4
4 Duke 15-2 8
5 Missouri 16-1 9
6 Ohio State 16-3 5
7 Kansas 14-3 10
8 North Carolina 15-3 3
9 Michigan State 15-3 6
10 Georgetown 14-3 11
11 Indiana 15-3 7
12 Murray State 18-0 15
13 Connecticut 14-3 17
14 UNLV 16-3 12
15 Virginia 14-2 16
16 San Diego State 15-2 22
17 Florida 14-4 19
18 Mississippi State 15-3 20
19 Creighton 16-2 23
20 Michigan 14-4 13
21 Marquette 14-4 25
22 Illinois 15-3 33
23 Louisville 14-4 14
24 Saint Mary's 17-2 31
25 Kansas State 12-4 18

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