Posted: Dec 17, 2012 12:14 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Dec 17, 2012 1:20 PM
NEW YORK CITY (AP) -- The Duke Blue Devils advanced one spot to replace Indiana at the top of The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday, drawing closer to UCLA's record for most No. 1 rankings.
Indiana (9-1) held the top spot from the preseason poll through the first five weeks of the season. Butler beat the Hoosiers 88-86 in overtime Saturday. The Blue Devils (9-0), who were off last week, received 62 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
This is the 123rd week Duke has been No. 1, 11 weeks behind UCLA.
Michigan (11-0), which received the other No. 1 votes, and Syracuse moved up one place each to second and third. They were followed in the top 10 by Arizona, Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas and Illinois.
Cincinnati, Missouri, Minnesota, Gonzaga and Georgetown round out the Top 15.
No. 9 Kansas will travel to No. 7 Ohio State on Saturday while No. 10 Illinois squares off against No. 12 Missouri at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.