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Kentucky falls in polls after Duke loss

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
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 Herald-Leader

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 Prv1. Indiana (46) 3-0 1,602 12. Louisville (19) 3-0 1,579 23. Ohio St. 3-0 1,404 44. Michigan 3-0 1,388 55. Duke 3-0 1,372 96. Syracuse 2-0 1,291 87. Florida 3-0 1,203 108. Kentucky 2-1 1,166 39. North Carolina 3-0 1,064 1110. Arizona 2-0 983 1211. UCLA 3-0 845 1312. Kansas 2-1 797 713. Missouri 3-0 794 1414. Creighton 3-0 721 1515. Michigan St. 2-1 692 2116. NC State 3-1 600 617. Gonzaga 3-0 559 1918. UNLV 2-0 556 1819. Memphis 2-0 548 1720. Oklahoma St. 4-0 449 —21. UConn 4-0 321 2322. Cincinnati 3-0 265 2423. Colorado 4-0 237 —24. Baylor 4-1 202 1625. 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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