Top stays the same in first regular-season AP men's basketball poll

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The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25.

Led by Indiana and Louisville, the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the preseason Top 25. The Hoosiers (1-0) were again a solid No. 1, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Louisville (1-0) was No. 1 on 18 ballots.

Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third, followed by Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Kansas.

Syracuse and Duke swapped places at eighth and ninth and Florida again rounded out the top 10.

The only newcomer to the poll is Connecticut (1-0), which jumped in at No. 23 after beating then-No. 14 Michigan State (0-1) in a game played in Germany. Florida State (0-1), which lost 76-71 to South Alabama, dropped out from 25th.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Indiana (46) 1-0 1598 1
Last game: vs Bryant, W 97-54 (11/9)
Next game: North Dakota St. (11/12)

2. Louisville (18) 1-0 1572 2
Last game: vs Manhattan, W 79-51 (11/11)
Next game: Samford (11/15)

3. Kentucky (1) 1-0 1438 3
Last game: vs Maryland, W 72-69 (11/9)
Next game: Duke (11/13)

4. Ohio St. 1-0 1339 4
Last game: vs Albany, W 82-60 (11/11)
Next game: Rhode Island (11/17)

5. Michigan 1-0 1327 5
Last game: vs Slippery Rock, W 100-62 (11/9)
Next game: IUPUI (11/12)

6. N.C. State 1-0 1278 6
Last game: vs Miami (OH), W 97-59 (11/9)
Next game: Penn St. (11/15)

7. Kansas 1-0 1222 7
Last game: vs SE Missouri St., W 74-55 (11/9)
Next game: Michigan St. (11/13)

8. Syracuse 1-0 1163 9
Last game: at San Diego St., W 62-49 (11/11)
Next game: Wagner (11/18)

9. Duke 1-0 1109 8
Last game: vs Georgia St., W 74-55 (11/9)
Next game: Kentucky (11/13)

10. Florida 1-0 1007 10
Last game: vs Alabama St., W 84-35 (11/11)
Next game: Wisconsin (11/14)

11. North Carolina 2-0 944 11
Last game: vs Florida Atlantic, W 80-56 (11/11)
Next game: Long Beach St. (11/16)

12. Arizona 1-0 882 12
Last game: vs Charleston Sou., W 82-73 (11/11)
Next game: UTEP (11/15)

13. UCLA 1-0 746 13
Last game: vs Indiana St., W 86-59 (11/9)
Next game: UC Irvine (11/13)

14. Missouri 1-0 716 15
Last game: vs SIU Edwardsville, W 83-69 (11/10)
Next game: Alcorn St. (11/13)

15. Creighton 1-0 678 16
Last game: vs North Texas, W 71-51 (11/9)
Next game: UAB (11/14)

16. Baylor 2-0 578 19
Last game: vs Jackson St., W 78-47 (11/11)
Next game: Boston Coll. (11/15)

17. Memphis 0-0 570 17
Next game: North Florida (11/12)

18. UNLV 0-0 538 18
Next game: Northern Arizona (11/12)

19. Gonzaga 1-0 437 21
Last game: vs Southern Utah, W 103-65 (11/9)
Next game: West Virginia (11/13)

20. Notre Dame 1-0 343 22
Last game: vs Evansville, W 58-49 (11/10)
Next game: Monmouth (11/12)

21. Michigan St. 0-1 325 14
Last game: at Connecticut, L 62-66 (11/9)
Next game: Kansas (11/13)

22. Wisconsin 1-0 324 23
Last game: vs SE Louisiana, W 87-47 (11/11)
Next game: Florida (11/14)

23. Connecticut 1-0 262 NR
Last game: vs Michigan St., W 66-62 (11/9)
Next game: Vermont (11/13)

24. Cincinnati 1-0 152 24
Last game: vs Tenn-Martin, W 80-57 (11/11)
Next game: Miss. Valley St. (11/13)

25. San Diego St. 0-1 128 20
Last game: vs Syracuse, L 49-62 (11/11)
Next game: San Diego Christ. (11/13)

Dropped Out:
No. 25 Florida St.

Others Receiving Votes:
VCU 75,
Murray St. 64,
Minnesota 58,
Pittsburgh 36,
Saint Louis 32,
St. Joseph's 30,
Butler 22,
Texas 20,
Marquette 18,
Tennessee 18,
Kansas St. 12,
Miami (FL) 9,
St. Mary's 8,
New Mexico 7,
West Virginia 7,
Florida St. 7,
Ohio 6,
Alabama 5,
Stanford 4,
Northern Iowa 4,
Davidson 4,
Georgetown 1,
Maryland 1



 
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