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BOZICH | My Weekly AP College Basketball Poll Ballot

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Rick Bozich of WDRB posts his weekly vote in the AP College Basketball Top 25 poll. Rick Bozich of WDRB posts his weekly vote in the AP College Basketball Top 25 poll.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – When the new Associated Press college basketball Top 25 poll is released Monday afternoon it won't create much buzz.

Syracuse will remain on top, followed by Arizona, Florida, unbeaten Wichita State, San Diego State and then Villanova. None of the top six teams lost last week. Rare week.

But this is my prediction for the most interesting nugget in the new poll – five teams from the American Athletic Conference will be ranked.

Cincinnati will get the most love, despite the 23-point hit the Bearcats took from SMU Saturday. Louisville might move up to 13th. And Memphis and Connecticut will be joined near the bottom of the poll by Larry Brown's SMU team, the one that has won eight of its last nine games.

The American has not stirred much love on the national scene. You don't hear the analysts talking about its teams as top national title contenders. I left Memphis off my ballot, but the Tigers were ranked 24th last week and won two games.

But five teams from the American have an excellent chance to be parked in the Top 25 when it is released on Monday.

Here's my ballot.

1. Syracuse

2. Florida

3. Arizona

4. Wichita State

5. San Diego State

6. Kansas

7. Villanova

8. Duke

9. Michigan State

10. Cincinnati

11. Kentucky

12. Louisville

13. Saint Louis

14. Iowa State

15. Michigan

16. Virginia

17. Iowa

18. Texas

19. Ohio State

20. UCLA

21. Creighton

22. SMU

23. Pittsburgh

24. Southern Miss

25. UConn.

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