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Syracuse moves up in AP poll after winning first game of the season

The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25, but the Orange did move up one spot.
(AP / WSYR-TV) - The opening weekend of the 2012-13 college basketball season did little to change The Associated Press' Top 25, but the Orange did move up one spot.

Led by Indiana and Louisville, the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the preseason Top 25. The Hoosiers (1-0) were again a solid No. 1, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Louisville (1-0) was No. 1 on 18 ballots.

Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third, followed by Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Kansas.

Syracuse and Duke swapped places at eighth and ninth and Florida again rounded out the top 10.

The only newcomer to the poll is Connecticut (1-0), which jumped in at No. 23 after beating then-No. 14 Michigan State (0-1) in a game played in Germany. Florida State (0-1), which lost 76-71 to South Alabama, dropped out from 25th.

AP Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, 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)    1-0    1,598    1
    2. Louisville (18)    1-0    1,572    2
    3. Kentucky (1)    1-0    1,438    3
    4. Ohio St.    1-0    1,339    4
    5. Michigan    1-0    1,327    5
    6. NC State    1-0    1,278    6
    7. Kansas    1-0    1,222    7
    8. Syracuse    1-0    1,163    9
    9. Duke    1-0    1,109    8
    10. Florida    1-0    1,007    10
    11. North Carolina    2-0    944    11
    12. Arizona    1-0    882    12
    13. UCLA    1-0    746    13
    14. Missouri    1-0    716    15
    15. Creighton    1-0    678    16
    16. Baylor    2-0    578    19
    17. Memphis    0-0    570    17
    18. UNLV    0-0    538    18
    19. Gonzaga    1-0    437    21
    20. Notre Dame    1-0    343    22
    21. Michigan St.    0-1    325    14
    22. Wisconsin    1-0    324    23
    23. UConn    1-0    262    -
    24. Cincinnati    1-0    152    24
    25. San Diego St.    0-1    128    20   

Others receiving votes: VCU 75, Murray St. 64, Minnesota 58, Pittsburgh 36, Saint Louis 32, Saint Joseph's 30, Butler 22, Texas 20, Marquette 18, Tennessee 18, Kansas St. 12, Miami 9, Saint Mary's (Cal) 8, Florida St. 7, New Mexico 7, West Virginia 7, Ohio 6, Alabama 5, Davidson 4, N. Iowa 4, Stanford 4, Bucknell 1, Georgetown 1, Maryland 1.
   

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