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      Syracuse climbs to #4 in latest Associated Press basketball poll

      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.

      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:

      New Rank - Team - Record - Points - Previous Rank

      1. Indiana (45) 8-0 1,605 12. Duke (20) 8-0 1,577 23. Michigan 7-0 1,467 34. Syracuse 5-0 1,384 65. Louisville 6-1 1,332 56. Florida 6-0 1,324 77. Ohio St. 5-1 1,254 48. Arizona 5-0 1,190 99. Kansas 6-1 1,079 1010. Gonzaga 8-0 1,054 1211. Cincinnati 7-0 919 1712. Missouri 6-1 866 1613. Illinois 8-0 654 2214. Minnesota 8-1 584 2115. Georgetown 5-1 545 2016. Creighton 7-1 469 1117. San Diego St. 5-1 410 2318. New Mexico 8-0 402 2519. Michigan St. 6-2 347 1320. North Carolina 6-2 321 1421. UNLV 5-1 285 2422. Notre Dame 7-1 278 -23. Oklahoma St. 5-1 263 1524. 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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