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NCAA College Basketball AP Poll Week 1: Say Goodbye to Harvard

Harvard's shocking loss Sunday to Holy Cross not only caused the Crimson to drop from the AP Top 25, it kept them from getting any votes at all. But a number of mid-major teams are still packing the ballots.

It's the little things that have us ranked so highly
It's the little things that have us ranked so highly
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Kentucky held onto the top spot in the AP Poll this week, despite being played close by Buffalo for about 30 minutes Sunday. The Wildcats grabbed 49 of the 64 first place votes. Arizona (4), Wisconsin (7) and Duke (4) also earned some love from the voters, and finished two-four in the poll.

Wichita State is the top mid-major coming in at No. 11 after beating New Mexico State in its opener. Gonzaga is at No. 13 and VCU is at No. 15.

Harvard fell out of the rankings after losing to Holy Cross by one. The Crimson had been No. 25. They failed to receive any votes from the panel this week.

Also picking up votes in the poll at the mid-major level were Louisiana Tech, Dayton, George Washington, BYU, UTEP, Northern Iowa and Stephen F. Austin.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 for Week 1:

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM (1st) POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (49) 1574 1
2 Arizona Wildcats (4) 1491 2
3 Wisconsin Badgers (7) 1475 3
4 Duke Blue Devils (4) 1422 4
5 Kansas Jayhawks 1306 5
6 North Carolina Tar Heels 1254 6
7 Louisville Cardinals 1130 8
8 Florida Gators 1127 7
9 Virginia Cavaliers 1065 9
10 Texas Longhorns 1061 10
11 Wichita State Shockers 1002 11
12 Villanova Wildcats 858 12
13 Gonzaga Bulldogs 841 13
14 Iowa State Cyclones 746 14
15 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 654 15
16 San Diego State Aztecs 564 16
17 Connecticut Huskies 525 17
18 Oklahoma Sooners 466 19
19 Michigan State Spartans 443 18
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 361 20
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 298 21
22 SMU Mustangs 290 22
23 Syracuse Orange 190 23
24 Michigan Wolverines 177 24
25 Utah Utes 118 25
Others Receiving Votes: Stanford (2-0) 63; Colorado (1-0) 52; Iowa (1-0) 48; UCLA (2-0) 41; Kansas State (1-0) 29; Arkansas (1-0) 23; Memphis (0-0) 11; Minnesota (0-1) 11; Notre Dame (2-0) 10; Pittsburgh (2-0) 10; Louisiana Tech (1-0) 9; Dayton (1-0) 7; Florida State (1-0) 6; North Carolina State (1-0) 6; Oklahoma State (2-0) 6; Cincinnati (1-0) 5; George Washington (2-0) 5; LSU (1-0) 5; Illinois (2-0) 3; Maryland (1-0) 3; Brigham Young (1-0) 2; Texas-El Paso (1-0) 2; Baylor (1-0) 2; Northern Iowa (1-0) 1; Georgetown (1-0) 1; Stephen F. Austin (1-0) 1