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UConn Men Slip In Poll

By The Associated Press

Harvard is in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time.

The Crimson are off to an 8-0 start that includes a win over then-ranked Florida State. They are one of four teams to join the men’s college basketball rankings, but Georgetown, Creighton and Illinois have all been regulars compared to No. 25 Harvard.

Kentucky (8-0) beat North Carolina on Saturday and holds the No. 1 spot for a second straight week. The Wildcats received 47 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.

Ohio State (8-0) had the other 18 first-place votes to remain second. Syracuse, which beat Florida last week, moved up a spot to third. North Carolina, Louisville and Baylor are fourth through sixth, each advancing a place.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

The Top Twenty Five
By The Associated Press

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
Record   Pts Prv
1. Kentucky (47)          8-0  1,606   1
2. Ohio St. (18)          8-0  1,575   2
3. Syracuse               8-0  1,491   4
4. North Carolina         6-2  1,328   5
5. Louisville             7-0  1,325   6
6. Baylor                 7-0  1,283   7
7. Duke                   7-1  1,264   3
8. Xavier                 6-0  1,133  11
9. UConn                  7-1  1,120   8
10. Missouri               7-0  1,009  13
11. Marquette              7-0    982  16
12. Florida                5-2    923  10
13. Kansas                 5-2    833  15
14. Wisconsin              6-2    665   9
15. Pittsburgh             7-1    660  17
16. Alabama                7-1    635  12
17. Mississippi St.        8-1    493  21
18. Georgetown             7-1    491   _
19. Creighton              7-0    352   _
20. Michigan               6-2    312  14
21. Memphis                4-2    216  22
22. Texas A&M              6-1    199  25
23. Gonzaga                5-1    197  19
24. Illinois               8-0    193   _
25. Harvard                8-0    191   _

Others receiving votes: UNLV 188, Vanderbilt 141, Michigan St. 135, San Diego St. 50, Virginia 26, Saint Louis 25, Stanford 23, Purdue 12, California 11, Cleveland St. 9, Florida St. 7, Kansas St. 6, Arizona 5, Indiana 4, Murray St. 2, N. Iowa 2, Oregon St. 2, UC Santa Barbara 1.
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     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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