For the first time in 20 years, Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the AP top 25 poll, released Monday. But the Wolverines settled for the No. 2 spot in the USA Today coaches poll, which gave Kansas the top spot. The Wolverines (19-1) got 51 of 65 first place votes in the AP media poll. Michigan moved up from No. 2 after Duke got blown out at Miami last week. The Blue Devils (17-2) dropped from first to fifth in both polls. No. 2 Kansas (18-1) got 13 first place votes while No. 3 Indiana (18-2) received none, but No. 4 Florida (16-2) grabbed the remaining top vote. In the coaches poll, Kansas got 16 No. 1 votes, Michigan received 14 and No. 4 Florida the remaining one. Indiana was also third in the coaches poll and received no first place votes. Syracuse dropped to No. 6 in both polls after being tied for third with Kansas by the AP and fourth in the coaches poll. The rest of the AP top 10 is Gonzaga, Arizona, Butler and Oregon. Louisville, with four losses on the season, fell to No. 12 after being ranked fifth in both polls last week. USA Today also has Gonzaga seventh and Arizona eighth, but Michigan State at No. 9 and Butler 10th. Louisville fell to 13th. ---Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said Monday that the conference wants to add another school and sign a television contract with multiple networks. Aresco said the conference wants to retain its name after rebranding, including having 12 teams playing football and basketball after Navy joins in 2015. He said he hopes traditional rivalry games will remain in place after the "Catholic Seven" schools leave to form their own basketball conference. DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's and Villanova announced in December they are withdrawing from the Big East to form their own basketball-only league. The seven schools and Big East are negotiating a break after one more season, according to ESPN.com. The schools each have to pay a $10 million exit fee if they leave next year, under the current conference bylaws. The schools want to wait two years to avoid the fee. ---Kentucky and North Carolina will resume their rivalry next season after not scheduling each other this season. North Carolina will host Kentucky in the Smith Center on Dec. 14 and then the teams will meet at Rupp Arena sometime during the 2014-15 season. "I think it's a great series for both schools and our fans as well as college basketball fans period," Tar Heels coach Roy Williams told the school's web site. "North Carolina and Kentucky have great traditions and, regardless of who you pull for, fans mark this as a must-see game on the schedule." North Carolina leads the series 22-13 but Kentucky has won three of the last four meetings.
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