USC Men's Basketball

Gamecock men tumble in latest Top 25 poll

South Carolina's Michael Carrera dives for a loose ball as the Gamecocks take on Drexel at the Colonial Life Arena.
South Carolina's Michael Carrera dives for a loose ball as the Gamecocks take on Drexel at the Colonial Life Arena. gmelendez@thestate.com

South Carolina slipped in the Top 25 on Monday after a mid-week loss at Alabama, but stretched its streak of appearances in the Associated Press poll to five weeks.

The Gamecocks (16-1, 3-1 SEC) are No. 24 after ranking 19th last week. They are No. 18 in the USA Today/coaches Top 25 after being 15th last week.

USC has a pair of road games this week, against Ole Miss on Tuesday and Tennessee on Saturday.

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AP TOP 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Rec

Pts

Prv

1. Oklahoma (65)

15-1

1,625

2

2. North Carolina

16-2

1,515

5

3. Kansas

15-2

1,499

1

4. Villanova

16-2

1,403

6

5. Xavier

16-1

1,321

7

6. West Virginia

15-2

1,278

11

7. Maryland

16-2

1,259

3

8. SMU

17-0

1,179

10

9. Iowa

14-3

1,167

16

10. Texas A&M

15-2

994

15

11. Michigan St.

16-3

950

4

12. Arizona

15-3

801

18

13. Baylor

14-3

649

22

13. Virginia

13-4

649

13

15. Miami

13-3

645

8

16. Providence

15-3

609

12

17. Louisville

14-3

608

21

18. Butler

13-4

439

23

19. Iowa State

13-4

411

17

20. Duke

14-4

375

9

21. Southern Cal

15-3

338

22. Purdue

15-3

322

24

23. Kentucky

13-4

276

14

24. USC

16-1

252

19

25. Indiana

15-3

210

Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 184, Clemson 53, Wichita State 38, Valparaiso 30, Notre Dame 14, Dayton 9, St. Mary's 8, Gonzaga 5, Hawaii 3, Utah 3, Monmouth 1, Navy 1, Oregon 1, UALR 1

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