Tar Heels fall; Devils move up

Andrew CarterNovember 29, 2011 

North Carolina's game at Kentucky on Saturday won't be the matchup of the nation's two top-ranked teams, as it would have been before the Tar Heels' 90-80 loss against Nevada-Las Vegas last week. But it will still feature the No. 1 team in the nation.

After the Tar Heels' loss, Kentucky moved into the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll this week. The Wildcats are No. 1 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. North Carolina, meanwhile, dropped to No. 5 after its defeat in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Duke, which last week won the Maui Invitational, moved up from No. 6 to No. 3. The Blue Devils earned two first-place votes.

UNLV moved into the rankings at No. 18.

Men

Team

Rec

Pts

Prv

1. Kentucky (46)

6-0

1,599

2

2. Ohio St. (17)

6-0

1,564

3

3. Duke (2)

7-0

1,465

6

4. Syracuse

6-0

1,439

5

5. UNC

5-1

1,337

1

6. Louisville

5-0

1,259

7

7. Baylor

5-0

1,183

9

8. Connecticut

6-1

1,055

4

9. Wisconsin

6-0

1,045

11

10. Florida

4-1

1,040

10

11. Xavier

4-0

982

12

12. Alabama

7-0

912

13

13. Missouri

6-0

746

21

14. Michigan

5-1

681

15

15. Kansas

3-2

676

14

16. Marquette

5-0

637

16

17. Pittsburgh

5-1

537

17

18. UNLV

7-0

535

NR

19. Gonzaga

4-0

525

19

20. Vanderbilt

5-1

482

18

21. Miss. St.

7-1

277

24

22. Memphis

2-2

269

8

23. Saint Louis

6-0

149

NR

24. California

5-1

121

20

25. Texas A&M

4-1

115

25

Others receiving votes: Creighton 104, Harvard 101, Michigan St. 84, San Diego St. 66, Georgetown 46, Florida St. 24, Arizona 15, Illinois 13, Washington 12, Cleveland St. 11, Purdue 6, Marshall 5, Stanford 3, Villanova 2, Cincinnati 1, Northwestern 1, Virginia Tech 1.

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