New York, NY (Sports Network) - Duke held on to the top spot in the latest
men's Associated Press college basketball poll, while Missouri and Cincinnati
both fell out of the top 10 after close losses to non-ranked opponents.
The Blue Devils are again a near-unanimous selection, receiving 63 first-place
votes and a total of 1,623 points from a nationwide media panel.
Michigan remained in second place by receiving the remaining two first-place
votes. Arizona, Louisville, Indiana and Kansas each stayed put at third
Syracuse jumped ahead two spots to seventh by rebounding from its lone loss of
the season with a 57-36 victory over Alcorn State. Ohio State and Minnesota
each moved up two spots to follow the Orange at eighth and ninth.
Gonzaga rounds out the top 10 after jumping ahead three spots.
The second 10 consists of Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Cincinnati, Georgetown,
Creighton, Butler, Michigan State, San Diego State and New Mexico. Missouri
fell five spots with a 97-94 defeat at the hands of UNLV, while Cincinnati
dropped six spaces with a 55-54 loss to New Mexico, which allowed the Lobos to
jump back into the rankings.
Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh and Kansas State
are the last five teams ranked this week.
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