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Kentucky, Syracuse remain 1-2 in AP national rankings

KU moves up to season-high No. 3 in poll

POSTED February 27, 2012 11:23 p.m.

Kentucky and Syracuse are the top two teams in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for a fifth straight week, while Kansas moves up to a season-high No. 3.
Kentucky received 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday with Syracuse getting the other two.
Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and North Carolina all moved up one place to be third through sixth. Missouri, which lost twice last week, dropped four spots to seventh and was followed by Marquette, Baylor and Ohio State.
Creighton is the week’s lone newcomer, returning to the rankings at No. 25 after two weeks out of the poll.
The Bluejays, winners of four straight, replace New Mexico, which moved in last week for the first time this season at No. 18, then fell out after losing two games.
Florida State, the third ranked team to lose two games last week, dropped from 15th to 22nd.

 

     The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 26, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

                             Record     Pts      Prv

1. Kentucky (63)     28-1    1,623       1
2. Syracuse (2)        29-1    1,562       2
3. Kansas                24-5    1,459       4
4. Duke                   25-4    1,409       5
5. Michigan St.        24-5    1,372       6
6. North Carolina    25-4    1,314       7
7. Missouri              25-4    1,253       3
8. Marquette           24-5    1,150      10
9. Baylor                 24-5    1,055      13
10. Ohio St.            23-6    1,036       8
11. Georgetown      21-6       906       9
12. Murray St.        28-1       885      14
13. Michigan           21-8       766      11
14. Wisconsin         21-8       764      16
15. Wichita St.        26-4       754      19
16. Florida              22-7       638      12
17. UNLV              24-6       531      21
18. Indiana              22-7      444      23
19. Louisville           22-7      426      17
20. Notre Dame      20-9      357      20
21. San Diego St.   22-6       304      24
22. Florida St.        19-9       252      15
23. Temple            22-6       158      22
24. Virginia            21-7       142      25
25. Creighton        25-5       140      —
     Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 115, Iowa St. 80, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 62, New Mexico 60, Drexel 41, Vanderbilt 23, VCU 9, Long Beach St. 8, BYU 6, Harvard 5, Memphis 5, California 3, Purdue 3, Kansas St. 2, Southern Miss. 2, Alabama 1.


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