Iowa State Moves into AP Top 25

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March 5th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is ranked 25th in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll.

It’s the first time the Cyclones (22-9, 12-6) have been ranked in the AP poll since November of 2005 — a drought that lasted 130 weeks.

Iowa State is coming off an 80-72 win over then-No. 9 Baylor in Saturday’s regular-season finale.

The Cyclones earned the No. 3 seed for the Big 12 tournament and will face sixth-seeded Texas in Kansas City on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Kentucky (63) 30-1 1,623 1
2. Syracuse (2) 30-1 1,561 2
3. Kansas 26-5 1,482 3
4. North Carolina 27-4 1,442 6
5. Missouri 27-4 1,343 7
6. Duke 26-5 1,262 4
7. Ohio St. 25-6 1,251 10
8. Michigan St. 24-7 1,149 5
9. Marquette 25-6 1,087 8
10. Michigan 23-8 945 13
11. Murray St. 30-1 922 12
12. Baylor 25-6 909 9
13. Georgetown 22-7 873 11
14. Wisconsin 23-8 853 14
15. Indiana 24-7 707 18
16. Wichita St. 27-5 492 15
17. Florida St. 21-9 468 22
18. San Diego St. 24-6 441 21
19. Creighton 28-5 364 25
20. UNLV 25-7 360 17
21. Temple 24-6 343 23
22. Florida 22-9 305 16
23. Notre Dame 21-10 256 20
24. Gonzaga 25-5 170
25. Iowa St. 22-9 127

Others receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (Cal) 88, Louisville 84, Drexel 83, New Mexico 64, Virginia 34, Memphis 13, VCU 6, Vanderbilt 6, Cincinnati 5, Long Beach St. 3, Kansas St. 2, Harvard 1, Saint Louis 1.