UK unranked in AP Poll

NEW YORK (AP) - Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Look all the way to the bottom and you won't see Kentucky's name for the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats. UK is ranked 19th in this week's coache's poll.

The Hoosiers (8-0) received 45 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel, two fewer than last week.

Duke (8-0) for the second straight week had the other first-place votes.

Kentucky (4-3) lost to Notre Dame and Baylor last week, the latter a loss that snapped the Wildcats' 55-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. Kentucky had been ranked in the last 61 polls, 11 of those weeks at No. 1.

Syracuse was fourth followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga.

he top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 2, 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 (45) 8-0 1,605 1
2. Duke (20) 8-0 1,577 2
3. Michigan 7-0 1,467 3
4. Syracuse 5-0 1,384 6
5. Louisville 6-1 1,332 5
6. Florida 6-0 1,324 7
7. Ohio St. 5-1 1,254 4
8. Arizona 5-0 1,190 9
9. Kansas 6-1 1,079 10
10. Gonzaga 8-0 1,054 12
11. Cincinnati 7-0 919 17
12. Missouri 6-1 866 16
13. Illinois 8-0 654 22
14. Minnesota 8-1 584 21
15. Georgetown 5-1 545 20
16. Creighton 7-1 469 11
17. San Diego St. 5-1 410 23
18. New Mexico 8-0 402 25
19. Michigan St. 6-2 347 13
20. North Carolina 6-2 321 14
21. UNLV 5-1 285 24
22. Notre Dame 7-1 278 -
23. Oklahoma St. 5-1 263 15
24. Wichita St. 8-0 245 -
25. NC State 4-2 234 18
Others receiving votes: Kentucky 186, Virginia Tech 170, Pittsburgh 164, Oregon 155, Alabama 96, UConn 92, Baylor 49, Colorado 44, Boise St. 22, Butler 18, Maryland 9, Temple 9, Miami 7, Colorado St. 5, Wyoming 5, Murray St. 4, LSU 1, Marquette 1.


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