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The Kansas Jayhawks, thanks to three straight wins over ranked teams, have shot up seven spots in the new Associated Press men's college basketball Top 25. Villanova, off five straight wins since a loss to No. 2 Syracuse, goes from No. 6 to No. 4, with the Wichita State Shockers holding firm at No. 5. Do you agree with the moves? Click the images to submit your own Top 25.

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25

Arizona

Arizona

AP rank: 1
18-0

Syracuse

Syracuse

AP rank: 2
18-0

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP rank: 3
17-1

Villanova

Villanova

AP rank: 4
16-1

Wichita State

Wichita State

AP rank: 5
19-0

Florida

Florida

AP rank: 6
15-2

San Diego State

San Diego State

AP rank: 7
16-1

Kansas

Kansas

AP rank: 8
13-4

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

AP rank: 9
16-2

Iowa

Iowa

AP rank: 10
15-3

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP rank: 11
15-3

Louisville

Louisville

AP rank: 12
16-3

UMass

UMass

AP rank: 13
16-1

Kentucky

Kentucky

AP rank: 14
13-4

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

AP rank: 15
17-2

Iowa State

Iowa State

AP rank: 16
14-3

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP rank: 17
15-3

Duke

Duke

AP rank: 18
14-4

Saint Louis

Saint Louis

AP rank: 19
17-2

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

AP rank: 20
16-2

Michigan

Michigan

AP rank: 21
13-4

Kansas State

Kansas State

AP rank: 22
14-4

Memphis

Memphis

AP rank: 23
13-4

Baylor

Baylor

AP rank: 24
13-4

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP rank: 25
14-4

Creighton

Creighton

AP rank: Not ranked
15-3

Connecticut

Connecticut

AP rank: Not ranked
14-4

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

AP rank: Not ranked
16-3

California

California

AP rank: Not ranked
14-4

Colorado

Colorado

AP rank: Not ranked
15-4

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Butler, Xavier and Creighton look to make a new legacy as they've joined seven programs from the old Big East to form the new-look Big East. Will any of the league's newcomers step up and claim the conference title in its first season? Where will holdovers Georgetown and Marquette place? Click the logos below to set your rankings!

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More rankings: 2013-14 preseason Top 25 | Conferences

2013-14 Big East basketball teams

Butler

Butler

2012-13 overall: 27-9
2013 Horizon: 11-5

Creighton

Creighton

2012-13 overall: 28-8
2013 Missouri Valley: 13-5

DePaul

DePaul

2012-13 overall: 11-21
2013 Big East: 2-16

Georgetown

Georgetown

2012-13 overall: 25-7
2013 Big East: 14-4

Marquette

Marquette

2012-13 overall: 26-9
2013 Big East: 14-4

Providence

Providence

2012-13 overall: 19-15
2013 Big East: 9-9

Seton Hall

Seton Hall

2012-13 overall: 15-18
2013 Big East: 3-15

St. John's

St. John's

2012-13 overall: 17-16
2013 Big East: 8-10

Villanova

Villanova

2012-13 overall: 20-14
2013 Big East: 10-8

Xavier

Xavier

2012-13 overall: 17-14
2013 A-10: 9-7

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If this was the final week of competition before football bowl season, any discussion of a fifth-place team in the Big East would include names like Meinke Car Care Bowl, PapaJohns.com Bowl or St. Petersburg Bowl. Good times.

Thankfully it's March, which means Rick Pitino's so-so Cardinals have as much as the better part of a week on one of the biggest stages in the sport to vault themselves into national prominence and championship sleeper status. Notre Dame didn't even want a low-level bowl bid by the time its football season wrapped up, but the Fighting Irish will be playing like crazy for the chance to be at least No. 64 when the NCAA tournament comes out.

What we're saying is the Big East tournament is a pretty good gig. And with games on ESPN 360, it beats the heck out of real work. The big dogs (sorry, UConn) don't play until tomorrow, but which team has the best shot to knock off Syracuse?

Timothy (Morgantown)

Assume for a moment that WVU wins the Big East tourney... If that were to happen, then what else would the Mountaineers need to happen in order to move up to a #1 seed in the Big Dance?

Andy Katz
Andy Katz

It's an interesting scenario. But the problem is that save the Villanova win it's not like WVA finished without any hiccups, losing to Pitt and Connecticut. I know the Mountaineers beat Ohio State but they did lose to Purdue. WVA is also the No. 3 seed in the Big East. I don't see it. Full transcript

David (CT)

Joe, here's the question that has captivated the country. If Uconn wins 3 are they back in?

Joe Lunardi
Joe Lunardi

Well, David, it may have captivated one state. I think the rest of the country was tired of seeing UConn in my brackets. Three wins gets them back in the conversation. The rest is not knowable at this point. Full transcript

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Syracuse must have been on top of the world after finally gaining the No. 1 spot last week. Finally, the Orangemen could enjoy being the top dogs for an extended period of time, like their brethren in Kansas and Kentucky. Now, just to take care of Louisville, and ...

Oh man, that's rough. Fortunately, they only fell to No. 3, so it's not like the voters have abandoned them completely (one guy even kept them as No. 1). They're in the catbird seed for a one-seed, but out of the next few teams, which would get your pick as the final top pick?

marchphog88

I wonder what genius kept Syracuse as their #1...

-- marchphog88

Justin (New Jersey)

Hey Jay, who do you think is gonna be that last number 1 seed after kansas st. and duke losing last night. Joe lunardi has it as kansas state? but they just lost by 17 to kansas!!

Jay Bilas
Jay Bilas

Duke has more top fifty wins, if that is your cup of tea. I go with the best team. There is still time left, and Duke could prove to be that team, but I still think that Ohio State will sneak into consideration. How come we are so worried about other injuries but nobody cuts the Buckeyes a little slack for being without Evan Turner for six games?! Watch out for the Buckeyes. Full transcript

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What do Connecticut, North Carolina, Ohio State, Duke and Illinois have in common? Each was ranked No. 1 in the first poll released in March in the last five seasons, respectively. And unless we missed something, not a one of them won the title in that season (although at least the Tar Heels got one the next season). So there you go; there's the explanation for every team at the top of the polls seemingly pulling a Michael Spinks to get out of the way of the No. 1 ranking. Or maybe it's just college basketball.

Syracuse inherits the top spot in the coaches' poll after Kansas, Kentucky and Purdue all lost over the weekend. But the real question is whichever team you would rank No. 1 right now, which team would you bet the farm on to go all the way in the NCAA tournament?

mastroleo80

I think all year that SU and KU have proven to be the best two teams in the land. No offense to UK, but the schedule you guys played just doesn't warrant being in the conversation. A lot of talent, but no one to test it against. I believe that will bite them in the NCAA's. I truly hope SU and KU are on opposite sides of the bracket so there is the potential for a 2003 Rematch in the Finals. GO ORANGE #1!

-- mastroleo80

Chris (Washington, D.C.)

What would Georgetown have to do to secure a 2 seed?

Joe Lunardi
Joe Lunardi

I think that ship has sailed, Chris. Full transcript

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