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LANE | Three Locals in First AP Hoop Top 25

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Old friends Duke and Kentucky sit atop the first Associated Press Men's College Basketball Top 25 poll for the 2016-2017 season, released Monday.  Indiana is 11th, Louisville 13th in the initial poll.

Duke starts the year number one for the eighth time and they lead a group of five teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.  The Blue Devils received 58 of the 65 first-place votes.  UK got two first-place votes.  The Wildcats opened exhibition play with a 108-51 victory over Clarion Sunday at Rupp Arena.

IU and U of L each play exhibition games this week.  The Hoosiers meet Hope College Tuesday at the Assembly Hall.  The Cardinals take on Kentucky Wesleyan Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center.

Here's the entire Top 25:

1 Duke
2 Kentucky
3 Kansas
4 Villanova
5 Oregon
6 North Carolina
7 Xavier
8 Virginia
9 Wisconsin
10  Arizona
11 Indiana
12 Michigan State
13 Louisville
14 Gonzaga
15 Purdue
17 Saint Mary's
18 Connecticut
19 Syracuse
20 West Virginia
21 Texas
22 Creighton
23 Rhode Island
24 Iowa State
25 Maryland

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