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Duke No. 3, UNC No. 12 in AP basketball poll

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Kentucky and Michigan State held the top sports in The Associated Press' first regular-season college basketball poll, setting up the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in five years.
    
The Wildcats held the same three-point advantage over the Spartans from the preseason Top 25 on Monday, and they will meet Tuesday night in Chicago. The last 1-2 matchup was No. 2 Tennessee's 66-62 victory over Memphis on Feb. 24, 2008.
    
Kentucky received 28 first-place votes and 1,552 points from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan State had 22 No. 1 votes. Defending champion Louisville remained third and was No. 1 on 12 ballots.
    
Duke, which got the other three first-place votes, and Kansas stayed fourth and fifth. They will meet in the other game of in the Chicago doubleheader. North Carolina is No. 12.
    
Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Ohio State rounded out the top 10. There were no changes in the 25 teams from the preseason poll.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 10, 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 (Points)(Previous)
    1. Kentucky (28)    2-0    1,552    1
    2. Michigan St. (22)    1-0    1,549    2
    3. Louisville (12)    2-0    1,494    3
    4. Duke (3)    1-0    1,454    4
    5. Kansas    1-0    1,358    5
    6. Arizona    1-0    1,291    6
    7. Michigan    1-0    1,154    7
    8. Oklahoma St.    1-0    1,124    8
    9. Syracuse    1-0    1,087    8
    10. Ohio St.    1-0    1,033    11
    11. Florida    1-0    995    10
    12. North Carolina    1-0    950    12
    13. Memphis    0-0    743    13
    14. VCU    1-0    708    14
    15. Gonzaga    1-0    561    15
    16. Wichita St.    1-0    555    16
    17. Marquette    1-0    491    17
    18. Oregon    1-0    484    19
    19. UConn    1-0    441    18
    20. Wisconsin    1-0    357    20
    21. Notre Dame    2-0    328    21
    22. New Mexico    1-0    240    23
    23. Baylor    1-0    235    25
    24. UCLA    1-0    196    22
    25. Virginia    1-0    170    24    
Others receiving votes: Creighton 148, Tennessee 138, Indiana 78, Iowa 54, Harvard 46, Boise St. 24, Colorado 18, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, LSU 8, Washington 8, Pittsburgh 6, UNLV 6, Georgetown 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, Stanford 3, Cincinnati 2, Towson 1.
    
 

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