Syracuse replaces Arizona as the nation's top basketball team

The Orange received all 65 first-place votes after defeating Duke Saturday and after Arizona lost to California.

After Cal's Justin Cobb's nailed a game-winner jumper with a second left on the clock against then-No. 1 Arizona Saturday, the nation had already crowned it's new No. 1 team: Syracuse. Hours removed from a dramatic overtime victory over Duke, the Orange (21-0, 8-0 ACC) became one of only two undefeated teams in the nation, joining Wichita Sate (23-0). 

The Associated Press announced its weekly college basketball rankings Monday afternoon, and Syracuse officially stood on top. The Orange recieved all 65 first place votes, the first unaniminous No. 1 ranking since Duke in 2010-2011. 

It's the third time in five seasons Syracuse is at the top of the college basketball world and the fifth time in program history. SU was No. 1 in 1987-88, 1989-90, 2009-10 and 2011-12. For the last eight weeks, only Arizona ranked higher than the Orange. 

Syracuse looks to remain undefeated and keep its ranking alive this week, as the Orange play Notre Dame Monday night and Clemson Sunday night at the Carrier Dome.

Here's the AP top-10:

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