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Kentucky, Michigan State stay 1-2 in AP poll, New Mexico up one spot

Created: 11/11/2013 3:15 PM
By: Shaun Griswold, KOB.com

Kentucky and Michigan State held the top spots 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.

New Mexico moved up one spot to No. 22. The Lobos handled Alabama A&M 85-52 in its season opener on Saturday night. New Mexico will host Charleston Southern on Nov. 17.

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 the Chicago doubleheader.

Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Ohio State rounded out the top 10. No new teams entered the 25 teams from the preseason poll.  

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

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. Ballots

Online: http://collegebasketball.ap.org/

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