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Weekly Men’s Basketball Poll

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By The Associated Press

Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll. Look all the way to the bottom and you won’t see Kentucky’s name for the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats.

The Hoosiers (8-0) received 45 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel, two fewer than last week. Duke (8-0) for the second straight week had the other first-place votes.

Kentucky (4-3) lost to Notre Dame and Baylor last week, the latter a loss that snapped the Wildcats’ 55-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. Kentucky had been ranked in the last 61 polls, 11 of those weeks at No. 1.

Syracuse was fourth followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga.

(Copyright 2012 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.
2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
Record   Pts Prv
1. Indiana (45)           8-0  1,605   1
2. Duke (20)              8-0  1,577   2
3. Michigan               7-0  1,467   3
4. Syracuse               5-0  1,384   6
5. Louisville             6-1  1,332   5
6. Florida                6-0  1,324   7
7. Ohio St.               5-1  1,254   4
8. Arizona                5-0  1,190   9
9. Kansas                 6-1  1,079  10
10. Gonzaga                8-0  1,054  12
11. Cincinnati             7-0    919  17
12. Missouri               6-1    866  16
13. Illinois               8-0    654  22
14. Minnesota              8-1    584  21
15. Georgetown             5-1    545  20
16. Creighton              7-1    469  11
17. San Diego St.          5-1    410  23
18. New Mexico             8-0    402  25
19. Michigan St.           6-2    347  13
20. North Carolina         6-2    321  14
21. UNLV                   5-1    285  24
22. Notre Dame             7-1    278   _
23. Oklahoma St.           5-1    263  15
24. Wichita St.            8-0    245   _
25. NC State               4-2    234  18
Others receiving votes: Kentucky 186, Virginia Tech 170,
Pittsburgh 164, Oregon 155, Alabama 96, UConn 92, Baylor 49,
Colorado 44, Boise St. 22, Butler 18, Maryland 9, Temple 9, Miami
7, Colorado St. 5, Wyoming 5, Murray St. 4, LSU 1, Marquette 1.
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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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