Illini up to No. 10 in latest AP poll


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 11:37 pm
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Indiana is No. 1 for a sixth straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

The Hoosiers are again followed in the Top 25 by Duke, Michigan and Syracuse. The only changes in Monday's poll is the order, not who is ranked.

The Hoosiers (9-0) received 44 first-place votes from the 64-member national media panel. Duke (9-0) again drew the other No. 1 votes.

Florida and Louisville switched places at fifth and sixth. They were followed by Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Illinois. The Illini (10-0) beat fellow unbeaten Gonzaga on Saturday, moving into the top 10 for the first time since the next-to-last poll of 2005-06. Gonzaga dropped to 14th.

The Big Ten has the most ranked teams with six. The Big East has five and the Atlantic Coast Conference and Mountain West three each.

Stanford women No. 1: Stanford remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.

The Cardinal had 22 first-place votes Monday, while UConn received 16. Baylor got the other two. Stanford had the week off for exams, while the Huskies beat Maryland and Penn State by 15 points each. The Lady Bears topped Notre Dame by 12 in a rematch of last season's NCAA championship game.

Duke and Notre Dame remain fourth and fifth.

The Irish are followed by Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville and Maryland. California and Penn State swapped places. Texas A&M, South Carolina and West Virginia entered the poll in the final three spots.

Nebraska, Florida State and Iowa State all dropped out.

It's a light schedule this week with most schools in exams.

















 




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