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Missouri remains #14 in AP college hoops poll

7:37 AM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
Missouri Tigers forward Tony Criswell (3) rebounds the ball over SIU - Edwardsville Cougars forward Jerome Jones (35) during the first half at Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - There wasn't much change in the first men's college basketball poll of the regular season after the opening weekend of play.

According to the latest release from the Associated Press, Indiana remained at the top, followed again by Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan.

Indiana beat Bryant to open its season on Friday and received 46 first-place votes -- three more than the preseason poll -- to retain the top spot. Louisville, a winner over Manhattan on Sunday, picked up 18 No. 1 tallies -- two fewer than the preseason, while Kentucky earned one top vote -- down one from the initial poll -- after its narrow win over Maryland on Friday.

Ohio State and Michigan also won over the weekend to keep their places, and are followed by North Carolina State, Kansas, Syracuse, Duke and Florida to complete the top 10. Syracuse, after beating then-No. 20 San Diego State in the lone ranked matchup of the weekend, swapped places with Duke.

The second 10 consists of North Carolina, Arizona, UCLA, Missouri, Creighton, Baylor, Memphis, UNLV, Gonzaga and Notre Dame. Baylor moved up three spots from 19th after a pair of blowout wins.

Michigan State, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Cincinnati and San Diego State are the last five teams ranked this week. UConn is the lone newcomer after its victory over Michigan State on Friday in Germany. The Spartans tumbled seven places from a preseason rank of 14th.

Florida State, which was 25th and dropped a 76-71 home decision to South Alabama, was the only team to fall out of the poll.

A couple of ranked matchups are on tap for Tuesday, as Michigan State faces Kansas and Kentucky takes on Duke in a doubleheader at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Wisconsin visits Florida.

 

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