LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — This story about my Associated Press college basketball Top 25 ballot seems similar to the one I wrote last week.

Ohio State lost (at home). So I moved the Buckeyes down.

Louisville lost (at home). So I moved the Cardinals down.

Everybody else (except for DePaul) did OK.

I almost took the top spot away from Gonzaga because the Zags huffed and puffed to beat Pepperdine by five in Spokane, in a game that was tied at halftime.

Check back next week.

1. Gonzaga (16-1) — I predict the Zags will lose a couple of their 63 first-place votes this week.

2. Duke (13-1) — The Blue Devils will add at least one of those votes.

3. Kansas (11-2) — The Jayhawks might add one, too.

4. Michigan State (12-3) — The Spartans are playing like the team that made all those October magazine covers.

5. Auburn (13-0) — The Tigers won their first SEC test on the road (Mississippi State) with gusto.

6. Baylor (11-1) — Crushing week ahead for the Bears — at Texas Tech and at Kansas.

7. Butler (14-1) — Officially the team to beat in the Big East.

8. Maryland (12-2) — Depth is going to be a problem for the Terps.

9. Florida State (13-2) — How did the Seminoles lose to Indiana?

10. Ohio State (11-3) — If you’re scoring at home, that’s three losses in five games.

11. Louisville (11-3) — Better get right against Miami and Notre Dame this week.

12. Oregon (12-3) — Lost to Colorado, which then lost to Oregon  State.

13. West Virginia (11-2) — Bob Huggins can expect a fine from the Big 12 office for his love song to game officials but he got his money’s worth.

14. Michigan (10-4) — If you’re scoring at home, the Wolverines have lost four of seven.

15. San Diego State (15-0) — Ken Pomeroy gives the Aztecs a 6.4 percent chance of finishing the regular season unbeaten.

16. Kentucky (10-3) — Pomeroy only likes the Wildcats by two at Georgia Tuesday — and Tom Crean usually has something for John Calipari.

17. Dayton (13-2) — The best of the Atlantic 10.

18. Penn State (12-2) — The Nittany Lions drew a legit crowd — in Philly.

19. Villanova (10-3) — The Wildcats are looking up at three teams in the Big East.

20. Virginia (11-2) — Guess who is tied with Duke for the top spot in the ACC?

21. Wichita State (13-1) — The Shockers’ only loss was to West Virginia,.

22. Memphis (12-2) — That loss to Georgia Saturday was in Memphis.

23. Texas Tech (10-3) — The Red Raiders’ victory over Louisville in New York City ignited a five-game winning streak.

24. Iowa (10-4) — No penalty for a three-point loss against Penn State in Philly.

25. Arizona (11-3) — Beat Arizona State by 2.

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