Michigan State remained at No. 1 in the Associated Press men's basketball poll for a school-record third consecutive week. The Spartans, who play unranked North Carolina on Wednesday, received 63 first-place votes in the AP rankings. Michigan State also is No. 1 in the coaches' poll released Monday. Arizona climbed to No. 2 in both polls after beating Duke in the NIT Tip-Off final on Friday night in Madison Square Garden in New York. Kentucky was at No. 3 in the AP and No. 4 in the coaches' poll. Syracuse made the biggest move, vaulting from eighth to fourth in the AP. The Orange play Indiana at home on Tuesday night. Ohio State was the second Big Ten team to crack the top five. The Buckeyes were fifth in the AP and third in the coaches' poll. Duke dipped to No. 8 in the coaches' rankings and to No. 10 in the AP after the loss to Arizona. Also in the top 10 were Kansas (sixth in AP, seventh in coaches'), Louisville (sixth coaches, seventh AP), Wisconsin (eighth AP, ninth coaches'), Oklahoma State (ninth AP) and Wichita State (10th coaches'). The AP poll newcomers this week were Villanova at No. 14, San Diego State at No. 24 and Dayton at No. 25. Villanova and Massachusetts cracked the Top 25 in the coaches' poll.
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