College Basketball Rankings: Week 11 AP poll released, Ohio State drops out of Top 10

Jan 7, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) and guard Shannon Scott (3) react during overtime against the Michigan State Spartans at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Spartans beat the Buckeyes 72-68 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

After an eventful week in the world of college basketball, the Associated Press has released the weekly Top 25 poll for Week 11, as we head down the crucial conference stretch toward March Madness.

Most notably this week was the downfall of the Ohio State Buckeyes. After beginning the season unbeaten, Thad Matta, Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes dropped two straight games this week.

First, they fought from 17 points down in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans to force overtime, only to lose in the extra five minutes.

Then, this past weekend, they sealed the deal on being knocked out of the top 10 by dropping one to a very talented Iowa Hawkeyes team.

With that second loss, Ohio State has dropped from third last week to just outside the Top 10 to number 11 this week.

Here’s the rest of the Week 11 College Basketball AP Poll:

 
1 Arizona
Arizona (61)
Record: 17-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,621

2 Syracuse
Record: 16-0
2
1,560
3 Wisconsin
Record: 16-0
4
1,482
4 Michigan State
Record: 15-1
5
1,442
5 Wichita State
Record: 17-0
6
1,300
6 Villanova
Record: 15-1
8
1,289
7 Florida
Record: 13-2
10
1,205
8 Iowa State
Record: 14-1
9
1,048
9 Oklahoma State
Record: 14-2
11
1,046
10 San Diego State
Record: 14-1
13
1,020
11 Ohio State
Record: 15-2
3
979
12 Baylor
Record: 13-2
7
952
13 Kentucky
Record: 12-3
14
912
14 Iowa
Record: 14-3
20
831
15 Kansas
Record: 11-4
18
686
16 Massachusetts
Record: 14-1
19
579
17 Memphis
24
536
18 Louisville
12
525
19 Cincinnati
26
405
20 Creighton
Record: 14-2
27
329
21 Colorado
Record: 14-3
15
328
22 Pittsburgh
Record: 15-1
30
299
23 Duke
Record: 12-4
16
193
24 Saint Louis
Record: 15-2
33
148
25 UCLA
Record: 13-3
28
103

Topics: AP Rankings, College Basketball

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