PRESS BOX: Michigan State No. 1 in basketball poll

The Sports Xchange
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Michigan State is on top of the Associated Press top 25 poll for the first time in more than a decade.
The Spartans (3-0) moved up a spot in the latest poll Monday after knocking off previous No. 1 Kentucky last week.
Michigan State received 51 of 65 first-place votes.
Michigan State last held the top ranking in the AP poll in the 2000-01 season. Before that, the Spartans had a two-week run at No. 1 during Magic Johnson's national title season in 1978-79.
Kansas (3-0), which beat Duke in the second game of the Champions Classic doubleheader, moved from fifth to No. 2 and received seven first-place votes. Louisville (3-0) remained at No. 3 and got the remaining seven top votes.

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