Kentucky falls in polls after Duke loss

By Associated PressNovember 19, 2012 

Kentucky Wildcats guard Archie Goodwin (10) went in for a dunk as Duke defeated Kentucky 75-68 in the State Farm Champions classic on Tuesday Nov.13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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Kentucky dropped five spots to eighth in the Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday while Louisville held onto second. Indiana was still the runaway No. 1.

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team also fell in the USA Today/ESPN poll.

The Hoosiers (3-0) receive 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.

Ohio State and Michigan both move up one place to third and fourth, while Duke, which beat Kentucky, jumps from ninth to fifth. Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona round out the Top Ten.

Oklahoma State, at No. 20, and Colorado, at 23, are the week's newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Cowboys (4-0) were last ranked during the 2006-07 season. Colorado (4-0) was last in the Top 25 when the Buffaloes were ranked for the final eight polls of 1996-97.

In the USA Today/ESPN poll, Kentucky fell from 3 to 7 with Indiana and Louisville remaining 1 and 2 respectively. Duke jumped to 5 from 9. The rest of the top 7 teams were Ohio State, Michigan and Syracuse.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, 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. Indiana (46) 3-0 1,602 1 2. Louisville (19) 3-0 1,579 2 3. Ohio St. 3-0 1,404 4 4. Michigan 3-0 1,388 5 5. Duke 3-0 1,372 9 6. Syracuse 2-0 1,291 8 7. Florida 3-0 1,203 10 8. Kentucky 2-1 1,166 3 9. North Carolina 3-0 1,064 11 10. Arizona 2-0 983 12 11. UCLA 3-0 845 13 12. Kansas 2-1 797 7 13. Missouri 3-0 794 14 14. Creighton 3-0 721 15 15. Michigan St. 2-1 692 21 16. NC State 3-1 600 6 17. Gonzaga 3-0 559 19 18. UNLV 2-0 556 18 19. Memphis 2-0 548 17 20. Oklahoma St. 4-0 449 — 21. UConn 4-0 321 23 22. Cincinnati 3-0 265 24 23. Colorado 4-0 237 — 24. Baylor 4-1 202 16 25. San Diego St. 2-1 98 25

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 93, Wisconsin 60, Pittsburgh 43, Notre Dame 40, Texas 25, Saint Joseph's 24, Florida St. 15, Alabama 13, Marquette 13, Wichita St. 13, Saint Mary's (Cal) 9, Kansas St. 7, Ohio 7, Xavier 7, New Mexico 6, Bucknell 5, Murray St. 4, N. Iowa 2, Tennessee 2, Maryland 1.

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