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Syracuse moves up to 6th in latest AP college basketball poll


Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll and Louisville is again a solid second. Then come the changes, with Kentucky dropping five spots to eighth.


The Hoosiers (3-0) receive 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.


Ohio State and Michigan both move up one place to third and fourth, while Duke, which beat Kentucky, jumps from ninth to fifth. Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona round out the Top Ten.


Oklahoma State, at No. 20, and Colorado, at 23, are the week's newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Cowboys (4-0) were last ranked during the 2006-07 season. Colorado (4-0) was last in the Top 25 when the Buffaloes were ranked for the final eight polls of 1996-97.


The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:


Rank-Record-Points-Previous Rank


1. Indiana (46) 3-0 1,602 1

2. Louisville (19) 3-0 1,579 2

3. Ohio St. 3-0 1,404 4

4. Michigan 3-0 1,388 5

5. Duke 3-0 1,372 9
6. Syracuse 2-0 1,291 8

7. Florida 3-0 1,203 10

8. Kentucky 2-1 1,166 3

9. North Carolina 3-0 1,064 11

10. Arizona 2-0 983 12

11. UCLA 3-0 845 13

12. Kansas 2-1 797 7

13. Missouri 3-0 794 14

14. Creighton 3-0 721 15

15. Michigan St. 2-1 692 21

16. NC State 3-1 600 6

17. Gonzaga 3-0 559 19

18. UNLV 2-0 556 18

19. Memphis 2-0 548 17

20. Oklahoma St. 4-0 449 -

21. UConn 4-0 321 23

22. Cincinnati 3-0 265 24

23. Colorado 4-0 237 -

24. Baylor 4-1 202 16

25. San Diego St. 2-1 98 25


Others receiving votes: Minnesota 93, Wisconsin 60, Pittsburgh 43, Notre Dame 40, Texas 25, Saint Joseph's 24, Florida St. 15, Alabama 13, Marquette 13, Wichita St. 13, Saint Mary's (Cal) 9, Kansas St. 7, Ohio 7, Xavier 7, New Mexico 6, Bucknell 5, Murray St. 4, N. Iowa 2, Tennessee 2, Maryland 1.


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