Indiana still a strong No. 1 in men's hoops poll
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Indiana remained the top-ranked team in the latest Associated Press men's basketball poll and Louisville held at No. 2, but there were changes among the remainder of the top 10.
The Hoosiers received 46 first-place votes, the same amount as last week, and a total of 1,602 points from a nationwide media panel. Louisville picked up the remaining 19 top tallies, one more than last week.
Kentucky had been the other team to receive a first-place vote last week, but the Wildcats lost to Duke and dropped five places from third to eighth this week. Duke, meanwhile, moved up from ninth to fifth, just behind Ohio State and Michigan, who each slid up one spot.
Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona complete this week's top 10.
The second 10 consists of UCLA, Kansas, Missouri, Creighton, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Gonzaga, UNLV, Memphis and Oklahoma State.
Kansas dropped five places after a loss to Michigan State, while NC State tumbled 10 spots from sixth after a 76-56 loss to Oklahoma State in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tip-off. Oklahoma State moved into the poll for the first time on the strength of that tournament championship.
The last five teams ranked this week are Connecticut, Cincinnati, Colorado, Baylor and San Diego State. Colorado is also a newcomer after beating Baylor in the semifinals of the Charleston Classic and winning the tournament by topping Murray State.
Notre Dame and Wisconsin each dropped out after losses last week. The Fighting Irish were 20th, but lost to Saint Joseph's in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, while Wisconsin was 22nd and dropped a 74-56 decision at Florida.