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BOZICH | My weekly Associated Press college basketball Top 25 ballot

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Was Kansas overrated or was Kentucky that overwhelmingly good?

Was Florida overrated or were the Gators merely injured?

Were Miami and West Virginia underrated and deserving of more attention?

Time for my latest ballot in the Associated Press college basketball Top 25 poll:

1. Kentucky (5-0) – Maybe unbeaten Providence can come within 20 of the Wildcats next Sunday in Rupp Arena. Or maybe not.

2. Wisconsin (4-0) – The Badgers have won every game by 24 points or more. That doesn't figure to continue in The Bahamas this week.

3. Arizona (3-0) – The Wildcats have not lost. They also have not dazzled the way UK and Wisconsin have.

4. Duke (5-0) – Double-figure wins against Michigan State, Temple and Stanford. Not a bad week for the Krzyzewskis.

5. North Carolina (3-0) – Everybody is saying great things about UNC center Kennedy Meeks, the 280-pound center who is averaging better than 16 points and 11 rebounds.

6. Texas (4-0) – The Longhorns look like the real deal, but without point guard Isaiah Taylor they figure to struggle when they come to Rupp Arena Dec. 5.

7. Louisville (3-0) – Is it time to be concerned by Louisville's three-point shooting? Just asking, although I moved the Cards up one spot this week.

8. Wichita State (3-0) – Even Jerry Seinfeld was surprised to see the Shockers played Newman on Sunday.

9. Virginia (4-0) – The Cavaliers have yet to allow more than 55 points. It's more than a tempo thing.

10. Gonzaga (4-0) – I know a few people have Gonzaga fatigue, but the Zags looked like a legitimately dangerous team while overwhelming SMU.

11. San Diego State (3-0) – If Arizona doesn't start playing better, the Aztecs will be the team to beat in Maui this week.

12. Villanova (3-0) – That seven-point win over Bucknell Thursday made me think about dropping Jay Wright's team down several spots.

13. VCU (3-0) – VCU gets Villanova Monday night on a neutral court – and the Rams are only a 1 ½-point underdog.

14. Iowa State (2-0) – The Cyclones were supposed to be challenged by Georgia State last Monday. They were not.

15. Kansas (1-1) – I know Kentucky was great in Indianapolis, but that didn't look like one of Bill Self's better teams. Not enough meat around the rim. The Jayhawks lost by 32 to UK -- and lost eight spots with me.

16. Ohio State (3-0) – Former Central star D'Angelo Russell had 32 points, 9 boards and 5 assists against Sacred Heart Sunday. Wonder what he'll get against Assumption and Mercy?

17. Stanford (3-1) – The loss was to Duke. Johnny Dawkins has a nice team.

18. West Virginia (5-0) – The Mountaineers didn't simply beat UConn Sunday. They dominated the Huskies. Welcome back, Bob Huggins.

19. Miami (5-0) – Beware the Hurricanes. They're at least the fifth best team in the ACC – and might be better than that. Great guards. Solid coach.

20. Florida (2-1) – The Gators are injured and thin. They'll be better by January. I think. The Gators took an 8-spot tumble.

21. Arkansas (3-0) – Keep an eye on what the Razorbacks do against SMU in Dallas Tuesday.

22. Michigan (3-0) – The Wolverines have a solid first five, but John Beilein needed to ride his starters most of the second half to beat Detroit Thursday.

23. Creighton (4-0) – The Bluejays won their first test without Doug McDermott against Oklahoma.

24. Oklahoma (2-1) – Lon Kruger has a solid club, even if the Sooners lost on the road to Creighton.

25. Michigan State (2-1) – The Spartans are not the Big Ten team most likely to challenge Wisconsin. Not with that offense.

WELCOME: West Virginia; Miami; Michigan; Creighton.

SEE YA: Nebraska; Iowa; SMU; Dayton.

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