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Huskies Move Up Four Spots In Weekly Poll

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Napier, Lamb. Oriakhi, Boatright, Drummond (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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By The Associated Press

Syracuse is a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the sixth straight week.

The Orange, one of three unbeatens entering play Monday, received 60 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Kentucky was second with four first-place votes, followed by undefeated Baylor, which got its first No. 1 vote this season.

Duke and Missouri moved up four places to fourth and fifth, while Ohio State, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State and Georgetown round out the top 10.

Unbeaten Murray State moved from No. 15 to No. 12. Illinois moved in at No. 22. Saint Mary’s, Calif. is No. 24, its
first appearance this season.

Gonzaga and Seton Hall dropped out of the poll.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

^By The Associated Press=
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 15, 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. Syracuse (60)         19-0  1,619   1
2. Kentucky (4)          17-1  1,558   2
3. Baylor (1)            17-0  1,503   4
4. Duke                  15-2  1,380   8
5. Missouri              16-1  1,335   9
6. Ohio St.              16-3  1,312   5
7. Kansas                14-3  1,218  10
8. North Carolina        15-3  1,172   3
9. Michigan St.          15-3  1,119   6
10. Georgetown            14-3    884  11
11. Indiana               15-3    858   7
12. Murray St.            18-0    825  15
13. UConn                 14-3    807  17
14. UNLV                  16-3    651  12
15. Virginia              14-2    649  16
16. San Diego St.         15-2    621  22
17. Florida               14-4    596  19
18. Mississippi St.       15-3    590  20
19. Creighton             16-2    471  23
20. Michigan              14-4    461  13
21. Marquette             14-4    278  25
22. Illinois              15-3    257   _
23. Louisville            14-4    208  14
24. Saint Mary’s (Cal)    17-2    167   _
25. Kansas St.            12-4    102  18

Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 101, Wisconsin 90, Seton Hall 79, Gonzaga 64, New Mexico 61, Harvard 22,  Cincinnati 17, Stanford 16, West Virginia 16, Alabama 10, Wichita St. 3, Iona 2, Florida St. 1, Northwestern 1, Wagner 1.
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Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/43u6jr6

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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