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      Syracuse moves up to #6 in AP, coaches polls


      Louisville, taking advantage of weekend losses by Duke and Michigan, is number 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.


      Syracuse is sixth in the latest ranking, which was released Monday afternoon. The Orange are also number 6 in the USA Today coaches poll, which mirrors the AP poll through the top 8.


      This is just the second time the Cardinals have the top ranking. They were No. 1 in the final poll of the 2008-09 season. The Orange face the Cardinals on Saturday in Louisville.


      Louisville (15-1) moved up from No. 3. The Cardinals have won 10 straight games since losing to Duke in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.


      In a poll with five teams receiving first-place votes, Louisville was No. 1 on 36 ballots from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Indiana, which jumped from fifth to No. 2, drew 13 first-place votes. Duke, which dropped two spots to third, had 14.


      No. 4 Kansas and No. 5 Michigan, which had been second, each got one first-place vote.


      Oregon, VCU, UCLA and Marquette joined the poll this week.



      The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:



      1. Louisville (36) 15-1 1,591 3

      2. Indiana (13) 15-1 1,527 5

      3. Duke (14) 15-1 1,501 1

      4. Kansas (1) 14-1 1,416 6

      5. Michigan (1) 16-1 1,415 2
      6. Syracuse 16-1 1,284 7
      7. Arizona 15-1 1,205 4

      8. Gonzaga 16-1 1,141 9

      9. Minnesota 15-2 1,041 8

      10. Florida 12-2 1,019 11

      11. Ohio St. 13-3 939 15

      12. Creighton 16-1 896 13

      13. Butler 14-2 855 14

      14. NC State 14-2 836 20

      15. San Diego St. 14-2 704 16

      16. Kansas St. 13-2 670 18

      17. Missouri 12-3 598 10

      18. Michigan St. 14-3 426 22

      19. New Mexico 15-2 368 25

      20. Notre Dame 14-2 295 17

      21. Oregon 14-2 238 -

      22. VCU 14-3 212 -

      23. Illinois 14-4 199 12

      24. UCLA 14-3 185 -

      25. Marquette 12-3 177 -



      Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 121, UConn 70, Georgetown 56, Mississippi 55, UNLV 26, Wisconsin 25, Boise St. 9, Miami 9, Wichita St. 6, Temple 5, Pittsburgh 2, Baylor 1, Utah St. 1, Wyoming 1.



      (Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)

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