Iowa State took the biggest fall in this week's Associated Press men's basketball poll, while UNI dropped out of the rankings and joined Iowa among the team's receiving votes.

After cracking the top 10 seven days ago, Iowa State dropped from 9th to 17th in this week's survey, which was released today (Monday, January 5, 2015). The Cyclones (10-2) fell eight spots in the rankings following Saturday's 64-60 loss to unranked South Carolina at the Barleys Center in Brooklyn, New York.

UNI finds itself just outside of the rankings and looking to get back in. The Panthers opened Missouri Valley Conference play with a 52-49 loss at Evansville last week, but bounced back with a 67-58 victory over Loyola (Chicago) Sunday afternoon. The January 1st road loss cost the Panthers (12-2, 1-1) a spot in this week's poll. They are now the top team under consideration and would be ranked 26th if the poll extended that far.

Behind UNI, Iowa (10-4, 1-0) is next in line among the teams receiving votes. The Hawkeyes upset 20th-ranked Ohio State, 71-65, on Tuesday and would be ranked 27th this week.


The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Kentucky (64) 13-0 1,600 1
2. Duke 13-0 1,535 2
3. Virginia 13-0 1,446 3
4. Wisconsin 14-1 1,397 4
5. Louisville 13-1 1,322 5
6. Gonzaga 14-1 1,275 7
7. Arizona 13-1 1,260 8
8. Villanova 13-1 1,089 6
9. Utah 12-2 1,059 10
10. Texas 12-2 976 11
11. Maryland 14-1 966 12
12. Kansas 11-2 884 13
13. Notre Dame 14-1 775 14
14. West Virginia 13-1 712 17
15. Wichita State 12-2 686 16
16. Oklahoma 10-3 674 18
17. Iowa State 10-2 663 9
18. North Carolina 11-3 591 19
19. Seton Hall 12-2 448
20. VCU 11-3 311
21. Baylor 11-2 186 22
22. Ohio State 12-3 184 20
23. Arkansas 11-2 103
24. St. John's 11-3 92 15
25. Old Dominion 12-1 80

Others receiving votes: Northern Iowa 72, Iowa 63, Butler 53, LSU 50, George Washington 39, TCU 33, Temple 33, Colorado St. 31, Stanford 29, South Carolina 16, Washington 13, Wyoming 11, Indiana 9, Oklahoma St. 9, Georgetown 7, Cincinnati 6, Dayton 5, BYU 3, Xavier 2, Davidson 1, Hofstra 1.