WVU rises in AP Top 25 college basketball poll

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By The Associated Press
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 26, 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 Pvs
1. Baylor (44) 17-1 1,578 1
2. Gonzaga (19) 21-1 1,552 2
3. Kansas (1) 16-3 1,434 3
4. San Diego St. 21-0 1,408 4
5. Florida St. 17-2 1,318 5
6. Louisville 17-3 1,277 6
7. Dayton 18-2 1,163 7
8. Villanova 16-3 1,110 9
9. Duke 16-3 1,084 8
10. Seton Hall 15-4 1,055 10
11. Oregon 17-4 926 12
12. West Virginia 16-3 874 14
13. Kentucky 15-4 839 15
14. Michigan St. 15-5 751 11
15. Maryland 16-4 650 17
16. Butler 16-4 631 13
17. Auburn 17-2 619 16
18. Iowa 14-5 545 19
19. Illinois 15-5 483 21
20. Colorado 16-4 314 23
21. Houston 16-4 296 25
22. LSU 15-4 260 -
23. Wichita St. 17-3 161 -
24. Penn St. 14-5 114 -
25. Rutgers 15-5 102 24
Others receiving votes: Creighton 59, Arizona 55, Texas Tech 33, Ohio St. 16, Indiana 15, ETSU 14, N Iowa 13, Memphis 11, Southern Cal 9, Rhode Island 6, Purdue 6, Florida 4, Arkansas 3, Saint Mary's (Cal) 3, Tulsa 3, SMU 3, Wisconsin 1, Akron 1, Harvard 1.