Is the type following the path at all? Could you have offset the baseline? From your description, it is a little hard to understand what is going on. If you are successfully typing on the path, it should be doing so for all letters you are typing. If they are following the curve but not in contact with the circle, it could be because of a baseline shift. I am unclear, because you mention all anchor points - did you convert the text to outlines? Can you take a screenshot and post if this answer hasn't been helpful.