The Indiana Hoosiers retain the top spot in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, and Ohio State and Michigan each move in the top four as the Big Ten stakes its early claim as the best conference in college basketball.
Indiana received 46 of a possible 65 first place votes this week as they continue to roll through their early non-conference schedule, defeating Sam Houston State on Thursday, 99-45. No. 2 Louisville received the other 19 votes.
No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan are joined in the top five by Duke, whose jump in the polls came as a result of a 75-68 victory over the then No. 3 Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky dropped five spots to No. 8.
The top five will again see changes in the upcoming weeks, as Ohio State and Duke are slated to face-off Nov. 28 in the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Indiana and Michigan will face their first true challenges of the season that week as well, with the Hoosiers playing No. 9 North Carolina, and the Wolverines hosting No. 16 N.C. State.
|16||North Carolina State||3-1||600||6|
|25||San Diego State||2-1||98||25|
|Others Receiving Votes:Minnesota93, Wisconsin60, Pittsburgh43, Notre Dame40, Texas25, Saint Joseph's24, Florida State15, Alabama13, Marquette13, Wichita State13, Saint Mary's9, Kansas State7, Ohio7, Xavier7, New Mexico6, Bucknell5, Murray State4, Northern Iowa2, Tennessee2, Maryland1|