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Louisville Moves Atop AP Basketball Poll as Duke, Michigan Lose

January 14, 2013

Louisville Moves Atop AP Basketball Poll as Duke, Michigan Lose

Montrezl Harrell of the Louisville Cardinals dunks the ball during the game against the South Florida Bulls on Jan. 12, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photographer: Andy Lyons/Getty Image

The University of Louisville took the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press’s Top 25 college basketball poll after the sport’s last four undefeated teams were beaten.

Louisville, which downed Seton Hall and South Florida last week to raise its record to 15-1, climbed two spots in the ranking after previously unbeaten Duke and Michigan lost.

The Cardinals received 36 of 65 first-place votes and 1,591 points, followed by Indiana, which drew 13 first-place votes, and Duke, with 14 first-place votes after the 84-76 loss at North Carolina State. Kansas is fourth and Michigan fifth, each getting one first-place vote.

Syracuse is sixth and Arizona is seventh after falling 70-66 to Oregon for its first loss of the season. Unranked Wyoming also lost, leaving no remaining unbeaten teams at the highest level of college basketball.

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