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College Basketball Rankings: Kentucky Moves To No. 1 After Syracuse Falters

Syracuse lost the top spot in the NCAA Rankings to Kentucky, and Minnesota didn't receive any votes to be in the top 25.

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The Syracuse Orange were the biggest losers in the newest NCAA Ranking Polls after losing to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. Cuse fell from being the consensus number one school in both polls to third in the AP poll and fourth in the Coaches poll after the bad loss to the Irish knocked their record down to 20-1. The big winners of that loss were the Kentucky Wildcats, who got pushed up to number one in Syracuse's stead on both polls.

Baylor also suffered, going from second on both polls to sixth in the AP and seventh in the Coaches poll after suffering their first two losses of the season to Kansas and Missouri in the last week. After a good week, Ohio State were able to keep a high profile at fourth in the AP poll and third in the coaches polls.

The only remaining undefeated team, Murray State stayed hovering around the Top 10, where they'll likely remain until they get some more major wins on their resume. The Indiana Hoosiers remained in the top 25 again after finally getting another win to boost their record to 16-4. Despite having lost several games in a row, the win over Penn State was enough to keep them afloat at 16th in the AP poll and 17th in the coaches.

Minnesota did not receive any votes as their season has continued to falter a bit. The Golden Gophers have not gotten a vote in either poll since back in the third week of the season, when they were listed as having just a single vote.

For more on the Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.