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College Basketball Polls Released - Syracuse, Louisville Make Appearances

College basketball polls for up coming season.

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Syracuse players in a pregame huddle.

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College football's regular season may be winding down, but college basketball's is just starting to heat up. This week, after impressive victories over Boston University and USF, Kentucky remains atop the Coaches' Poll. Maryland, Duke, Michigan State and Iowa State round out the top five.

Some big movers? West Virginia, which is now 6-0, rose up seven spots to No. 15. Oregon and Cincinnati both moved up the same number of slots to No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. Xavier, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Louisville, Providence and Butler also entered the poll. Here it is in its entirety, via USA Today:

1. Kentucky
2. Maryland
3. Michigan State
4. Iowa State
5. Duke
6. Kansas
7. Villanova
8. Oklahoma
9. North Carolina
10. Virginia
11. Purdue
12. Gonzaga
13. Vanderbilt
14. Arizona
15. West Virginia
16. Oregon
17. Cincinnati
18. Xavier
19. Syracuse
20. Texas A&M
21. Miami
22. Louisville
23. Baylor
24. Providence
25. Butler

The AP Poll has also been released. There are a few differences. Duke is a bit further down, at No. 7. And Syracuse rose from unranked all the way to No. 14. Check it out, via the Associated Press.

1. Kentucky
2. Maryland
3. Michigan State
4. Kansas
5. Iowa State
6. Oklahoma
7. Duke
8. Villanova
9. North Carolina
10. Virginia
11. Purdue
12. Xavier
13. Gonzaga
14. Syracuse
15. Oregon
16. Vanderbilt
17. Cincinnati
18. Texas A&M
19. Arizona
20. Wichita State
21. West Virginia
22. Miami
23. SMU
24. Providence
25. Louisville