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AP Releases College Basketball Top 25 Poll, Updated After Weekend Action

Just one weekend into the 2012-13 college basketball season, the first non-speculative AP poll is out. At long last, the writers have games to go by in crafting their rankings, though you’d hardly know by looking at the new poll, which hardly changed.

AP voters made just one subtle tweak to their Top 10, flipping Syracuse (No. 9 to No. 8) and Duke (No. 8 to No. 9) following SU’s impressive 62-49 win over San Diego State on the flight deck of the USS Midway. The Aztecs fell from No. 20 to the brink of the poll at No. 25.

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Michigan State, as expected, took the biggest tumble, falling from No. 14 to No. 21. The Spartans lost to the formerly unranked Connecticut Huskies, who now register at No. 23 in the poll. UConn is postseason eligible this season as a result of low APR scores that resulted in NCAA sanctions.

Missouri (No. 15 to No. 14) and Creighton (No. 16 to No. 15) each moved up a peg in the poll, while Baylor, thanks to its drubbing of last year’s tournament Cinderella Lehigh, vaulted from No. 19 to No. 16.

Preseason No. 25 Florida State, the only school to fall out of the poll entirely, is now unranked after losing to South Alabama in Friday’s season opener.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (46) 1-0 1,598
2 Louisville (18) 1-0 1,572
3 Kentucky (1) 1-0 1,438
4 Ohio State 1-0 1,339
5 Michigan 1-0 1,327
6 North Carolina State 1-0 1,278
7 Kansas 1-0 1,222
8 Syracuse 1-0 1,163
9 Duke 1-0 1,109
10 Florida 1-0 1,007
11 North Carolina 2-0 944
12 Arizona 1-0 882
13 UCLA 1-0 746
14 Missouri 1-0 716
15 Creighton 1-0 678
16 Baylor 2-0 578
17 Memphis 0-0 570
18 UNLV 0-0 538
19 Gonzaga 1-0 437
20 Notre Dame 1-0 343
21 Michigan State 0-1 325
22 Wisconsin 1-0 324
23 Connecticut 1-0 262
24 Cincinnati 1-0 152
25 San Diego State 0-1 128

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