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Ohio State Receives First Place Votes, Moves Into No. 2 In AP Top 25

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The Associated Press Top 25 Poll for the 2011-12 college basketball season is out for the week of Nov. 28, and there's significant changes from last week. After starting the year with just about all of the first-place votes and a shoe-in for the top spot in the poll, the North Carolina Tar Heels dropped four spots to No. 5, folliowing a loss in their last outing, to the previously 31-ranked UNLV. Their win moves them up to eighteen.

More pertinent is the fact that the Kentucky Wildcats now occupy the top spot, while the Duke Blue Devils leap-frogged into the third spot and Syracuse found itself moving up one into the fourth. Kentucky received 46 of the 65 first-place votes from the national media panel.

This means that the Ohio State Buckeyes move into second place with 1564 points, just 35 points behind Kentucky. The Buckeyes received 17 first-place votes, and the other two votes went to Duke. Cleveland State adn Cincinnati both received votes, but did not make the Top 25.

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