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Michigan State is ranked No. 25 in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll, following Sunday night's 87-61 win over Oakland. MSU returns to the Top 25 after a one-week absence.

The Spartans (7-3) host Eastern Michigan at 9 p.m. on Wednesday night and then Texas Southern on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Kentucky is still the unanimous No. 1 team. The Wildcats (11-0) got all 65 first-place votes in the new poll. The top seven spots are unchanged from a week ago.

Duke, Arizona, Louisville and Wisconsin round out the top five, followed by Virginia and Villanova.

Kentucky last week lost forward Alex Poythress for the season after he tore a knee ligament in practice. The Wildcats responded Saturday with an 84-70 win over North Carolina.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

First-place votes in parentheses.

Record

Points

Pvs.

1. Kentucky (65)

11-0

1,625

1

2. Duke

8-0

1,545

2

3. Arizona

10-0

1,505

3

4. Louisville

9-0

1,349

4

5. Wisconsin

10-1

1,331

5

6. Virginia

9-0

1,294

6

7. Villanova

10-0

1,215

7

8. Gonzaga

9-1

1,175

9

9. Texas

8-1

1,154

8

10. Kansas

8-1

1,102

10

11. Wichita State

7-1

959

11

12. Ohio State

8-1

838

12

13. Iowa State

8-1

772

14

14. Utah

7-2

670

13

15. Oklahoma

6-2

647

16

16. Washington

8-0

598

17

17. Maryland

10-1

512

19

18. Miami

9-1

426

20

19. San Diego State

7-2

424

18

20. St. John's

8-1

353

24

21. Notre Dame

10-1

351

25

22. West Virginia

9-1

333

22

23. Butler

8-2

259

15

24. North Carolina

6-3

122

21

25. Michigan State

7-3

116

Others receiving votes: Baylor 97, TCU 80, Colorado State 75, Northern Iowa 65, Georgetown 41, California 37, Arkansas 19, Seton Hall 14, VCU 6, LSU 4, Oklahoma State 4, Old Dominion 4, Penn State 3, Davidson 1.

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