AP College Basketball Poll 2012: Complete Week 6 Standings Released

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2012

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 18:  Kenny Boynton #1 of the Florida Gators brings the ball up the court against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on November 18, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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We are starting to see some semblance of stability at the top of the AP college basketball rankings. After five weeks of movement at the top, the first four teams in the standings are exactly the same as they were last week. 

Indiana still leads the pack following a 31-point blowout of Central Connecticut State on Saturday night. The Hoosiers are off until next Saturday, when they take on in-state rival Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Right behind the Hoosiers in the Top Five are Duke, Michigan, Syracuse and Florida. The Blue Devils have a 10-day layoff before their matchup with Cornell a week from Tuesday.

The only team that suffered a major drop was Gonzaga, from No. 10 to 14, though the Bulldogs did put up a strong showing against an undefeated Illinois team last week, so it is hard to punish them too much.

It was a quiet week in college basketball, but the storm is coming sooner rather than later. Conference play is just a few weeks away for most teams, which is when you start to see upsets and blowouts that will separate the contenders from the pretenders.

As teams take it easy before the holidays hit, here is a look at the AP Top 25 Rankings for the week of Dec. 10-16.


 1. Indiana
 2. Duke
 3. Michigan
 4. Syracuse
 5. Florida
 6. Louisville
 7. Ohio State
 8. Arizona
 9. Kansas 
 10. Illinois
 11. Cincinnati 
 12. Missouri
 13. Minnesota
 14. Gonzaga
 15. Georgetown
 16. Creighton
 17. New Mexico
 18. San Diego State
 19. Michigan State
 20. UNLV
 21. North Carolina
 22. Notre Dame
 23. Wichita State
 24. Oklahoma State
 25. North Carolina State