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AP poll: Michigan State No. 1 For 3rd Week In A Row

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EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 29: Taylor Danaher #50 of the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers attempts to block you Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans during the second half at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on November 29, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 29: Taylor Danaher #50 of the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers attempts to block you Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans during the second half at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on November 29, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.

Arizona moved from fourth to second Monday, drawing the other No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Kentucky remains third while Syracuse jumps from eighth to fourth. Ohio State moves up two spots to fifth and is followed by Kansas, which had been second. Completing the top 10 are Louisville, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Duke, which drops four spots after losing to Arizona in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Villanova beat Kansas and Iowa to win the Battle 4 Atlantis and goes from unranked to No. 14. The other newcomers are No. 24 San Diego State and No. 25 Dayton. They replace North Carolina, Creighton and Marquette.

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