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Duke, UNC Hold Steady In Latest AP Top 25

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Kentucky and Michigan State held the top sports in The Associated Press' first regular-season college basketball poll, setting up the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in five years.

The Wildcats held the same three-point advantage over the Spartans from the preseason Top 25 on Monday, and they will meet Tuesday night in Chicago. The last 1-2 matchup was No. 2 Tennessee's 66-62 victory over Memphis on Feb. 24, 2008.

Kentucky received 28 first-place votes and 1,552 points from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan State had 22 No. 1 votes. Defending champion Louisville remained third and was No. 1 on 12 ballots.

Duke, which got the other three first-place votes, and Kansas stayed fourth and fifth. They will meet in the other game of in the Chicago doubleheader.

Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Ohio State rounded out the top 10. There were no changes in the 25 teams from the preseason poll.

Record Pts Prv
1. Kentucky (28) 2-0 1,552 1
2. Michigan St. (22) 1-0 1,549 2
3. Louisville (12) 2-0 1,494 3
4. Duke (3) 1-0 1,454 4
5. Kansas 1-0 1,358 5
6. Arizona 1-0 1,291 6
7. Michigan 1-0 1,154 7
8. Oklahoma St. 1-0 1,124 8
9. Syracuse 1-0 1,087 8
10. Ohio St. 1-0 1,033 11
11. Florida 1-0 995 10
12. North Carolina 1-0 950 12
13. Memphis 0-0 743 13
14. VCU 1-0 708 14
15. Gonzaga 1-0 561 15
16. Wichita St. 1-0 555 16
17. Marquette 1-0 491 17
18. Oregon 1-0 484 19
19. UConn 1-0 441 18
20. Wisconsin 1-0 357 20
21. Notre Dame 2-0 328 21
22. New Mexico 1-0 240 23
23. Baylor 1-0 235 25
24. UCLA 1-0 196 22
25. Virginia 1-0 170 24
Others receiving votes: Creighton 148, Tennessee 138, Indiana 78, Iowa 54, Harvard 46, Boise St. 24, Colorado 18, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, LSU 8, Washington 8, Pittsburgh 6, UNLV 6, Georgetown 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, Stanford 3, Cincinnati 2, Towson 1.

 

 

 

Associated Press

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