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Nov 15, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Kevin Ferrell (11) shoots free throws against the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Indiana defeated Sam Houston State 99-45. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE

College Basketball Top 25: Latest Coaches’ Poll Has New Look

Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 in the college basketball Coaches’ Poll, receiving 26 out of a possible 31 first-place votes. Louisville, meanwhile, holds steady at No. 2 with five first-place votes.

Wide-scale changes begin at No. 3, where previous placeholder Kentucky no longer appears. The Wildcats, following their loss at the Champions Classic to Duke, dropped to No. 7 in the poll. Ohio State (No. 4 to No. 3) and Michigan (No. 5 to No. 4) each moved up a spot while Duke rounds out the Top 5.

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Kansas fell from No. 7 to No. 11 after its loss to Michigan State, now No. 19, in the Champions Classic. The coaches most disagreed with the writers on Michigan State, which registered at No. 15 in the AP poll.

Baylor and Wisconsin, like Kentucky and Kansas, sunk four spots. The Bears fell from No. 17 to No. 21 thanks to their two-point loss to Colorado in the Charleston Classic semifinals. The Badgers, who were whipped by Florida in Gainesville, dipped from No. 20 to No. 24. North Carolina State suffered the biggest dropoff of any team in the poll. The Wolfpack, tumbled from No. 6 to No. 15.

Notre Dame is the only school to fall out of the poll. The Fighting Irish (previously No. 21) fell to Saint Joseph’s in overtime of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semis on Friday. Oklahoma State is the only newcomer in the poll, a first-time occupant after trouncing N.C. State in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (26) 3-0 770
2 Louisville (5) 3-0 745
3 Ohio State 3-0 666
4 Michigan 3-0 643
5 Duke 3-0 642
6 Syracuse 2-0 603
7 Kentucky 2-1 547
8 Florida 3-0 541
9 North Carolina 3-0 488
10 Arizona 2-0 482
11 Kansas 2-1 458
12 Creighton 3-0 390
13 UCLA 3-0 377
14 Missouri 3-0 363
15 North Carolina State 3-1 323
16 Gonzaga 3-0 305
17 Memphis 2-0 288
18 UNLV 2-0 254
19 Michigan State 2-1 239
20 Cincinnati 3-0 117
21 Baylor 4-1 116
22 Oklahoma State 4-0 113
23 Connecticut 4-0 101
24 Wisconsin 2-1 79
25 San Diego State 2-1 77

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