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Gophers move to 11th in AP Top 25

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Dec 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Duke and Michigan remain the top two teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll while Syracuse drops from third to ninth after its first loss.

The Blue Devils received all but two of the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan got the others.

Arizona, Louisville and Indiana all moved up one place to third through fifth. Kansas, which won at Ohio State, moved from ninth to sixth. Missouri, which beat Illinois, jumped from 12th to seventh. Cincinnati advanced from 11th to eighth. Syracuse, which lost to Temple, and Ohio State complete the top 10.

Pittsburgh and Kansas State are the newcomers to the poll at 24th and 25th. They replace New Mexico and North Carolina, which dropped out from 16th and 23rd after losses to South Dakota State and Texas.

1. Duke (63) 11-0 1,623 1
2. Michigan (2) 12-0 1,551 2
3. Arizona 11-0 1,463 4
4. Louisville 11-1 1,422 5
5. Indiana 11-1 1,383 6
6. Kansas 10-1 1,309 9
7. Missouri 10-1 1,157 12
8. Cincinnati 12-0 1,144 11
9. Syracuse 10-1 1,140 3
10. Ohio St. 9-2 965 7
11. Minnesota 12-1 878 13
12. Illinois 12-1 875 10
13. Gonzaga 11-1 824 14
14. Florida 8-2 772 8
15. Georgetown 10-1 674 15
16. Creighton 11-1 589 17
17. San Diego St. 11-1 557 18
18. Butler 9-2 512 19
19. Michigan St. 11-2 416 20
20. UNLV 11-1 382 21
21. Notre Dame 12-1 337 22
22. Oklahoma St. 10-1 318 24
23. NC State 9-2 264 25
24. Pittsburgh 12-1 189
25. Kansas St. 9-2 152

Others receiving votes: New Mexico 66, Kentucky 37, Temple 36, Wyoming 28, North Carolina 16, VCU 16, Wichita St. 11, Maryland 7, Oregon 6, UConn 6.

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