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Men's Basketball: UConn Moves Up One Spot in AP Poll

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Voters have UConn as high as No. 10 in the third poll of the season.

Rodney Purvis and the Huskies are No. 18 in the country entering the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Rodney Purvis and the Huskies are No. 18 in the country entering the Battle 4 Atlantis.
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UConn moved up one spot to No. 18 in this week's Associated Press poll after beating New Hampshire and Furman with ease.

With North Carolina's loss to Northern Iowa, the Tar Heels dropped from No. 1 to No. 9. Kentucky is the new No. 1, earning 59 of the 65 first-place votes.

UConn is 3-0 entering the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, where the Huskies will take on some of the top teams in the nation. The Huskies are the only ranked team on their side of the bracket (Michigan received three votes). No. 10 Gonzaga and No. 25 Texas A&M could potentially meet in the semifinals.

How They Voted

  • Dave Borges (UConn beat writer, New Haven Register): 13
  • Seth Davis (CBS-Sports Illustrated): 10
  • Laura Keeley (Duke beat writer, The News & Observer): 17
  • Rick Bozich (WDRB): 14

The full poll is posted below.

AP Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1

Kentucky Wildcats (59)

4-0 1,619
2

Maryland Terrapins (6)

3-0 1,518
3

Michigan State Spartans

3-0 1,448
4

Iowa State

Iowa State Cyclones

2-0 1,297
5

Kansas

Kansas Jayhawks

1-1 1,243
6

Duke Blue Devils

4-1 1,238
7

Oklahoma Sooners

2-0 1,210
8

Villanova

Villanova Wildcats

4-0 1,153
9

North Carolina Tar Heels

3-1 1,141
10

Gonzaga

Gonzaga Bulldogs

2-0 1,138
11

Arizona

Arizona Wildcats

4-0 970
12

Virginia

Virginia Cavaliers

4-1 872
13

Indiana

Indiana Hoosiers

3-0 846
14

Cal

California Golden Bears

3-0 746
15

Miami Normal

Miami-Florida Hurricanes

5-0 724
16

Purdue

Purdue Boilermakers

5-0 550
17

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

3-0 480
18

Connecticut Huskies

3-0 432
19

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Commodores

3-0 431
20

Wichita State

Wichita State Shockers

2-1 423
21

Oregon Ducks

4-0 369
22

LSU

LSU Tigers

3-0 285
23

Xavier Musketeers

3-0 143
24

Cincinnati Bearcats

4-0 110
25

Texas A&M Aggies

4-0 100
25

SMU Mustangs

3-0 100
Also Receiving Votes: Utah 95, George Washington 85, Baylor 81, West Virginia 69, Butler 59, Louisville 40, Northern Iowa 23, Iowa 20, Dayton 18, Tulsa 17, Colorado State 13, Providence 8, Georgetown 4, Michigan 3, Valparaiso 2, Washington 1, Chattanooga 1
Dropped: Utah 16, Baylor 20, Butler 22, Michigan 24