Princeton became the first Ivy League team since 1979 to be ranked in The Associated Press college basketball poll when the Tigers came in at No. 25 today.
The Tigers, 7-0 after defeating Rutgers 58-45 on Saturday, are the first Ivy team in the rankings since Penn was 14th in the final poll in 1979. The Quakers went on to the NCAA's Final Four that season.The top four teams - UNLV, Arkansas, Syracuse and Arizona - stayed the same as a week ago. Georgetown, No. 5 last week, fell to No. 12 after losing to Texas-El Paso 71-60 on Saturday and was replaced by unbeaten UCLA (7-0).
UNLV will meet Princeton in Las Vegas on Wednesday, a game that was arranged only in July after St. Joseph's dropped the Tigers.
"Naturally, I hope they don't blow us out," Princeton coach Pete Carril said. "Let's see how we do. We don't want to disgrace ourselves."
UNLV (3-0), a 95-75 winner over Michigan State, received first-place votes from 61 of 63 voters and had 1,573 votes. Syracuse, which beat Long Beach State 94-79, and UCLA, which beat DePaul 92-90, got the other two first-place votes.
Arkansas (8-1) stayed second with 1,463 votes, followed by Syracuse with 1,418 and Arizona with 1,355.
After UCLA, Indiana, Ohio State, North Carolina, Duke and LSU rounded out the Top Ten.
Last week, UCLA was sixth, followed by Indiana, Ohio State, North Carolina and Duke.
The remainder of this week's Top 25 includes: Oklahoma, Georgetown, St. John's, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, Southern Mississippi, East Tennessee State, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan State and Princeton.
Last week, the final 15 places were: Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, St. John's, Pitt, Connecticut, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, Michigan State, Southern Mississippi, Georgia Tech, East Tennessee and Texas.
Alabama and Georgia Tech dropped out of this week's rankings. The Crimson Tide, No. 20 last week, lost to North Carolina 95-79 Saturday, their third defeat in five games. Georgia Tech (3-3), No. 23 last week, lost to Temple 69-67.
Along with Princeton, Nebraska was a new entry in this week's poll.