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Minnesota moves to eighth in new AP basketball poll

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • January 7, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Victories over Michigan State and Northwestern resulted in Minnesota moving up from ninth to eighth in the new Associated Press men's basketball poll.

Duke and Michigan are the Nos. 1 and 2 teams, with the Blue Devils being in the top spot for the fourth straight week. Dule is the only team to have beaten the Gophers this season.

Duke received 62 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel, with Michigan getting the other three.

Louisville overtook unbeaten Arizona to be ranked third. Completing the top 10 are Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse, Minnesota, Gonzaga and Missouri.

No. 23 Wichita State and No. 24 UNLV are back in the rankings. Oklahoma State and Pittsburgh dropped out from last week. Wyoming, the other unbeaten Division I school, remains unranked.

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