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AP College Basketball Poll 2012: Complete Week 1 Standings Released

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09:  Jarrod Polson #5 and Kyle Wiltjer #33 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after a basket in the first half against the Maryland Terrapins during the Barclays Center Classic at the Barclays Center on November 9, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)
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Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2012

College basketball is officially underway and with it comes the first AP Poll of the regular season.

Indiana (1-0) remains the No. 1 team in the land on the heels of a 97-54 demolition of Bryant, a game that featured Player of the Year favorite Cody Zeller and Christian Watford combine for 33 points and 25 rebounds.

There were no new additions to the Top 10 from the preseason poll, though the Duke Blue Devils and Syracuse Orange changed spots, with Syracuse moving up to No. 8 and Duke dropping down to No. 9. The two schools are separated by 54 votes.

Michigan State (0-1) had the biggest move in the rankings, dropping from No. 14 to No. 21 after falling to the formerly unranked Connecticut Huskies 66-62 in a game played in Germany.

The Huskies, in their first season since the retirement of Hall of Fame head coach Jim Calhoun, were the only new addition to the Top 25, landing at No. 23. Florida State (0-1), which lost 76-71 to South Alabama, dropped out from the 25th and final spot in the poll.

Stake to the claim of best college basketball conference in the country is up for grabs as both the Big East and the Big Ten have five schools in the Top 25.


Week 1 AP Poll (h/t


1. Indiana (1-0) (46)

2. Louisville (1-0) (18)

3. Kentucky (1-0) (1)

4. Ohio State (1-0)

5. Michigan (1-0)

6. North Carolina State (1-0)

7. Kansas (1-0)

8. Syracuse (1-0)

9. Duke (1-0)

10. Florida (1-0)

11. North Carolina (2-0)

12. Arizona (1-0)

13. UCLA (1-0)

14. Missouri (1-0)

15. Creighton (1-0)

16. Baylor (2-0)

17. Memphis (0-0)

18. UNLV (0-0)

19. Gonzaga (1-0)

20. Notre Dame (1-0)

21. Michigan State (0-1)

22. Wisconsin (1-0)

23. Connecticut (1-0)

24. Cincinnati (1-0)

25. San Diego State (0-1)

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