There's a new No. 1 in college basketball this week, and if you look at the AP poll, you can guess that I've got a new No. 1, too.

Syracuse received all 65 first-place votes this week, including mine. Not only did the Orangemen get an impressive win against Duke; they benefited from No. 1 Arizona losing at California.

I dropped Arizona just one spot after the loss. The main reason is I don't know who else deserves to be No. 2 at this point. The natural choice would have been my No. 3 team from last week, Wichita State, which is still undefeated. But, the Shockers' lack of a really great win bothers me a bit. I actually moved Florida ahead of the Shockers this week. Head-to-head, I think Arizona beats Florida and Wichita State, and the Wildcats already did beat No. 5 San Diego State. So, I feel good about dropping the Wildcats just one spot.

Four teams made big jumps for me this week:

1. Texas (From No. 24 to No. 14 ): The Longhorns have got five really good wins in a row, including that beat-down of Kansas on Saturday.
2. Creighton (From No. 25 to No. 15): The Bluejays are 13-1 in the last 14 games and have a possible player of the year in Doug McDermott.
3. Virginia (From NR to No. 20): The Cavaliers are for real. In 2014, they are 8-1, with the only loss coming by four points at Duke.
4. Saint Louis (From NR to No. 22): With so many teams losing and Saint Louis still winning, it's tough to overlook the Billikens anymore.


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I don't love the overall resume (no wins against the top 45 in RPI), but it's tough to argue with 20-2 overall, 7-0 in the Atlantic-10, 7-0 on the road and a current 14-game win streak.

My full AP Top 25 ballot for this week:

1. Syracuse
2. Arizona
3. Florida
4. Wichita State
5. San Diego State
6. Cincinnati
7. Villanova
8. Kansas
9. Michigan State
10. Oklahoma St.
11. Duke
12. Kentucky
13. Louisville
14. Texas
15. Creighton
16. Iowa State
17. Michigan
18. Oklahoma
19. Connecticut
20. Virginia
21. Wisconsin
22. Saint Louis
23. Iowa
24. Gonzaga
25. Pittsburgh