College Basketball Rankings: West Virginia Receiving Votes, Pittsburgh Continues Tumble

MORGANTOWN, WV - JANUARY 7: Kevin Jones #42 of the West Virginia Mountaineers drives to the basket during a college basketball game against the Georgetown Hoyas on January 7, 2012 at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Big East placed four teams in this week's AP poll, and West Virginia entered the "others receiving votes" category.

While the Pittsburgh Panthers continued their tumble off the college basketball rankings radar, the West Virginia Mountaineers ascended into the "Others Receiving Votes" category this week after their big home win over top-10-ranked Georgetown. There are currently five Big East teams in the Top 25, led by undefeated and No. 1 Syracuse.

The complete AP poll below:

1 Syracuse (60) 17-0 1,618
2 Kentucky (5) 15-1 1,558
3 North Carolina 14-2 1,476
4 Baylor 15-0 1,436
5 Ohio State 15-2 1,347
6 Michigan State 14-2 1,263
7 Indiana 15-1 1,217
8 Duke 13-2 1,186
9 Missouri 14-1 1,096
10 Kansas 12-3 1,005
11 Georgetown 13-2 990
12 UNLV 16-2 852
13 Michigan 13-3 715
14 Louisville 13-3 704
15 Murray State 16-0 628
16 Virginia 14-1 607
17 Connecticut 12-3 535
18 Kansas State 12-2 482
19 Florida 12-4 463
20 Mississippi State 13-3 362
21 Gonzaga 13-2 347
22 San Diego State 13-2 313
23 Creighton 13-2 236
24 Seton Hall 14-2 205
25 Marquette 12-4 170

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 97, Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 37, West Virginia 33, New Mexico 28, Saint Mary's 18, Harvard 16, Illinois 14, Arkansas 11, Stanford 9, Saint Louis 7, Dayton 2, Iowa State 1, Wagner 1

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Mountaineers, visit SB Nation's WVU blog, The Smoking Musket. For more on the Panthers, visit SB Nation's Pitt Blog, Cardiac Hill. For all things Big East, visit Big East Coast Bias.

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