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Dec 10, 2012 2:23 PM

UK Receives Fewer Votes In AP Men's Basketball Poll Despite Wins

Indiana is No. 1 for a sixth straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll, and despite wins over Samford and Portland, UK received substantially less votes than in last week's poll.

The Hoosiers are again followed in the Top 25 by Duke, Michigan and Syracuse. The only changes in Monday's poll is the order, not who's ranked.

UK, which received 186 votes last week and dropped out of the top 25 for the first time since John Calipari became coach, received only 44 votes in this week's poll, which would rank them 28th.

The Hoosiers (9-0) received 44 first-place votes from the 64-member national media panel. Duke (9-0) again drew the other No. 1 votes.

Florida and Louisville switched places at fifth and sixth. They were followed by Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Illinois. The Illini (10-0) beat fellow unbeaten Gonzaga on Saturday, moving into the top 10 for the first time since the next-to-last poll of 2005-06. Gonzaga dropped to 14th.

The Big Ten has the most ranked teams with six. The Big East has five and the Atlantic Coast Conference and Mountain West three each.

The AP 25 poll:

1 Indiana (44) 9-0 1,580
2 Duke (20) 9-0 1,551
3 Michigan 9-0 1,444
4 Syracuse 8-0 1,378
5 Florida 7-0 1,319
6 Louisville 8-1 1,303
7 Ohio State 6-1 1,211
8 Arizona 7-0 1,178
9 Kansas 7-1 1,087
10 Illinois 10-0 991
11 Cincinnati 9-0 944
12 Missouri 8-1 877
13 Minnesota 10-1 714
14 Gonzaga 9-1 699
15 Georgetown 7-1 577
16 Creighton 9-1 525
17 New Mexico 10-0 512
18 San Diego State 7-1 491
19 Michigan State 8-2 328
20 UNLV 7-1 305
21 North Carolina 7-2 298
22 Notre Dame 8-1 283
23 Wichita State 9-0 280
24 Oklahoma State 7-1 251
25 North Carolina State 6-2 213

Others receiving votes: Oregon 177, Pittsburgh 177, Kentucky 44, Wyoming 15, Connecticut 10, Marquette 8, Virginia Commonwealth 6, Maryland 5, Butler 5, Murray State 4, Miami (FL) 3, Alabama 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 1.

Associated Press Wire Services Contributed To This Story.

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