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  • Illinois center Nnanna Egwu (32) and Gardner-Webb's Kevin Hartley (24) fight for a rebound in Champaign on Sunday. Illinois squeaked by with a 63-62 win and is ranked No. 22 by The Associated Press.

      Illinois center Nnanna Egwu (32) and Gardner-Webb's Kevin Hartley (24) fight for a rebound in Champaign on Sunday. Illinois squeaked by with a 63-62 win and is ranked No. 22 by The Associated Press.
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Indiana is still No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, but two more Big 10 teams have cracked the list with 7-0 Illinois ranked No. 22 after winning the Maui Classic over Butler, and previously unranked Minnesota installed at No. 21 in the poll.

The holiday weekend tournaments caused a lot of change below.

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Duke moved up to take Louisville's old spot at No. 2 after beating the Cardinals in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Michigan moved up one place to third.

The four newcomers added to the Top 25 on Monday were: Georgetown, Minnesota, Illinois and New Mexico.

Indiana received 47 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 29 more than Duke, which jumped three places. Overall, the Big 10 now has 6 teams in the Top 25. Unbeaten Northwestern (7-0) did not receive any votes.

Ohio State, Louisville, Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, Arizona and Kansas round out the Top 10.

The teams that dropped out were UCLA, which was 11th, and Memphis, both of which lost two games last week. Connecticut and Baylor fell out after losing once.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Rk. Team Record Pts Prv

1. Indiana (47) 6-0 1,606 1

2. Duke (18) 6-0 1,554 5

3. Michigan 5-0 1,421 4

4. Ohio St. 4-0 1,416 3

5. Louisville 5-1 1,347 2

6. Syracuse 4-0 1,323 6

7. Florida 5-0 1,227 7

8. Kentucky 4-1 1,180 8

9. Arizona 3-0 1,076 10

10. Kansas 4-1 937 12

11. Creighton 6-0 926 14

12. Gonzaga 6-0 854 17

13. Michigan St. 5-1 818 15

14. North Carolina 5-1 718 9

15. Oklahoma St. 5-0 668 20

16. Missouri 5-1 665 13

17. Cincinnati 6-0 571 22

18. NC State 4-1 553 16

19. Colorado 5-0 478 23

20. Georgetown 4-1 257 --

21. Minnesota 6-1 197 --

22. Illinois 7-0 185 --

23. San Diego St. 4-1 182 25

24. UNLV 3-1 175 18

25. New Mexico 6-0 141 --

Others receiving votes: Alabama 108, Wichita St. 99, UConn 93, UCLA 85, Pittsburgh 55, Oregon 44, Notre Dame 42, Memphis 23, Butler 20, Wisconsin 16, California 12, Florida St. 10, Saint Joseph's 9, Ohio 8, Marquette 7, Murray St. 5, Temple 5, Baylor 4, Tennessee 3, Colorado St. 1, VCU 1.

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