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Michigan, Kansas split top spot in polls

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Michigan took over the No. 1 spot in the AP top 25 poll, released Monday, for the first time in 20 years.

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 the No. 2 spot 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.

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