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Michigan State's return to the Associated Press college basketball poll lasted just one week.

The Spartans (8-4) checked in at No. 25 last week before defeating Eastern Michigan and getting upset at home by Texas Southern. Their next game is Monday night at home against The Citadel.

Kentucky (12-0) is the unanimous No. 1 for the third week in a row, again getting all 65 first-place votes.

The new rankings Monday came two days after Kentucky's 83-44 romp over UCLA.

No. 22 Baylor (9-1), a Sweet 16 team last season, is the highest-ranked of four Top 25 newcomers. TCU (11-0), another Big 12 team, debuted at No. 25, its first poll appearance since the 1998-99 season.

Northern Iowa (10-1) returned to the poll at No. 23, ahead of Colorado State (11-0).

Duke (10-0) stayed second, followed by Arizona (12-0) and Louisville (10-0). The only change in the top 10 was Virginia (11-0) moving up to fifth and swapping spots with Wisconsin (10-1), the only Top 25 team that was idle last week.

Miami, San Diego State and Butler fell out of rankings along with Michigan State.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

First-place votes in parentheses.

Record

Points

Pvs.

1. Kentucky (65)

12-0

1,625

1

2. Duke

10-0

1,548

2

3. Arizona

12-0

1,502

3

4. Louisville

10-0

1,344

4

5. Virginia

11-0

1,336

6

6. Wisconsin

10-1

1,322

5

7. Villanova

11-0

1,214

7

8. Gonzaga

11-1

1,170

8

9. Texas

10-1

1,149

9

10. Kansas

9-1

1,096

10

11. Wichita State

8-1

966

11

12. Iowa State

9-1

821

13

13. Washington

10-0

798

16

14. Utah

8-2

796

14

15. Maryland

11-1

678

17

16. Notre Dame

11-1

536

21

17. St. John's

9-1

517

20

18. West Virginia

10-1

464

22

19. Oklahoma

7-3

436

15

20. North Carolina

8-3

414

24

21. Ohio State

9-2

411

12

22. Baylor

9-1

203

23. Northern Iowa

10-1

162

24. Colorado State

11-0

144

25. TCU

11-0

120

Others receiving votes: Georgetown 85, San Diego State 72, VCU 70, California 32, Miami 27, Arkansas 22, Indiana 11, LSU 7, Old Dominion 7, Florida 4, Penn State 4, Oklahoma State 3, Seton Hall 3, Butler 2, Minnesota 2, Davidson 1, Valparaiso 1.

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