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Fighting Illini, Irish Rise In AP Basketball Poll

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked in the top ten, in the AP Top 25 poll for the first time since 2009. The Irish rose five spots to No. 9, their highest rank since No. 7 back in 2009.

The Illini also rose in the polls, up four spots to No. 16.

1 Duke (65) 15-0
2 Ohio State 16-0
3 Kansas 15-0
4 Syracuse 16-0
5 Pittsburgh 15-1
6 San Diego State 17-0
7 Villanova 14-1
8 Purdue 15-1
9 Notre Dame 14-2
10 Connecticut 12-2
11 Brigham Young 16-1
12 Texas 12-3
13 Kentucky 12-3
14 Texas A&M 14-1
15 Missouri 14-2
16 Illinois 13-3
17 Washington 12-3
18 Louisville 13-2
19 Temple 11-3
20 Wisconsin 12-3
21 Kansas State 12-4
22 Georgetown 12-4
23 UCF 14-1
24 Georgia 12-2
25 Cincinnati 15-1

Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota(12-4), Michigan State(10-5), Baylor(11-3), Florida(12-3), UNLV(13-3), Vanderbilt(11-3), Oklahoma State(13-2), Memphis(12-3), St. Mary’s(14-2), North Carolina(11-4), Gonzaga(11-5), West Virginia(10-4), Arizona(14-3), Tennessee(10-5), St. John’s(10-4), Old Dominion(12-3), Utah State(14-2), Missouri State(13-3), Virginia Tech(10-4), Wichita State(13-3), Coastal Carolina(14-2), Richmond(13-4)