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College Basketball Rankings, Week 4: Five SEC Teams In AP Top 25

The SEC has five teams ranked in the AP's top 25 poll this week, tied with the Big East for the most in the men's basketball.

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The common viewpoint of the Southeastern Conference is that it has always been deemed a football conference, and deservedly so. Winning the last five consecutive national championships in football will deem you worthy of such a title, but the spotlight on the hardcourt is becoming harder and harder to deny.

The SEC is tied with the Big East with five teams ranked in the top 25 through four weeks of play, including the No. 1 team in America in the Kentucky Wildcats.Of course, it is still just the end of November and big conference games lay ahead, including the Wildcats hosting North Carolina on December 3rd. We shall find out which conference reigns supreme soon enough.

Here is the AP's Top 25 for week four:

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (46) 6-0 1,599
2 Ohio State (17) 6-0 1,564
3 Duke (2) 7-0 1,465
4 Syracuse 6-0 1,439
5 North Carolina 5-1 1,337
6 Louisville 5-0 1,259
7 Baylor 5-0 1,183
8 Connecticut 6-1 1,055
9 Wisconsin 6-0 1,045
10 Florida 4-1 1,040
11 Xavier 4-0 982
12 Alabama 7-0 912
13 Missouri 6-0 746
14 Michigan 5-1 681
15 Kansas 3-2 676
16 Marquette 5-0 637
17 Pittsburgh 5-1 537
18 UNLV 7-0 535
19 Gonzaga 4-0 525
20 Vanderbilt 5-1 482
21 Mississippi State 7-1 277
22 Memphis 2-2 269
23 Saint Louis 6-0 149
24 California 5-1 121
25 Texas A&M 4-1 115


Others receiving votes:
Creighton 104, Harvard 101, Michigan State 84, San Diego State 66, Georgetown 46, Florida State 24, Arizona 15, Illinois 13, Washington 12, Cleveland State 11, Purdue 6, Marshall 5, Stanford 3, Villanova 2, Virginia Tech 1, Northwestern 1, Cincinnati 1

Dropped from rankings:
Florida State 22, Arizona 23

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