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Gophers climb to 18th in AP poll

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Feb 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

For the fifth straight week there is a new No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. This time it's Indiana.

The Hoosiers, the preseason No. 1 who held the top spot for the first five weeks of the regular season, moved up two spots Monday, following their weekend win over No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Kansas' loss to Oklahoma State.

Duke started the current streak of new No. 1s and was followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana. The last time there were five straight new No. 1s was the last five polls of 2008-09 when it was Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Connecticut again, North Carolina and Louisville.

The Hoosiers received 58 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel while Florida, which jumped two spots to second, got the other seven.

Minnesota climbed five spots to 18th in this week's poll following conference victories over Nebraska and Iowa.

 

1. Indiana (58) 20-2 1,615 3
2. Florida (7) 18-2 1,536 4
3. Michigan 20-2 1,490 1
4. Duke 19-2 1,413 5
5. Kansas 19-2 1,350 2
6. Gonzaga 21-2 1,249 7
7. Arizona 19-2 1,248 8
8. Miami 17-3 1,132 14
9. Syracuse 18-3 1,091 6
10. Ohio St. 17-4 1,033 11
11. Louisville 18-4 1,018 12
12. Michigan St. 18-4 994 13
13. Kansas St. 17-4 782 18
14. Butler 18-4 774 9
15. New Mexico 19-3 660 20
16. Creighton 20-3 578 21
17. Cincinnati 18-4 552 24
18. Minnesota 17-5 454 23
19. Oregon 18-4 390 10
20. Georgetown 16-4 364
21. Missouri 16-5 245 17
22. Oklahoma St. 15-5 235
23. Pittsburgh 18-5 207
24. Marquette 15-5 137 25
25. Notre Dame 18-4 132

Others receiving votes: Mississippi 75, NC State 64, Colorado St. 49, Wichita St. 49, Memphis 44, Wisconsin 28, Saint Mary's (Cal) 27, Louisiana Tech 24, Kentucky 21, San Diego St. 17, UNLV 13, Saint Louis 8, UCLA 8, VCU 8, Akron 4, Virginia 4, UConn 2, Belmont 1.

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