MY AP top 25 — Kevin Dunleavy

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Associated Press top 25 ballot of Kevin Dunleavy.

1. Louisville (3-0)

G Russ Smith (21.3 ppg) has been top scorer for Cardinals in all three wins.

2. Indiana (3-0)

Down Georgia (1-2) shouldn’t be much of a test tonight.

3. Syracuse (2-0)

Rakheem Christmas is No. 3 in the nation in blocks (5.0 pg), Michael Carter-Williams is No. 3 in steals (5.0 pg).

4. Duke (3-0)

Interesting Thanksgiving Day test in Bahamas vs. Minnesota (4-0), which has blasted three teams by 36, 26, 29, which made the CIT last year.

5. Ohio State (3-0)

Deshaun Thomas (25 ppg, 7 rpg) off to nice start.

6. UNC (3-0)

After game in Maui with Mississippi State (1-1), Tar Heels get a week off to prepare for Indiana.

7. Kentucky (2-1)

Veteran Duke team with tight rotation was a tough match-up for Wildcats this early.

8. Florida (3-0)

6-10 Murphy made 10 of 10 shots, including two 3-pointers, in rout of Wisconsin.

9. Michigan (3-0)

Led by Tim Hardaway Jr. (8 of 11), the Wolverines rank No. 2 in the nation in 3-point shooting  (34 of 64 — 53.1 percent).

10. Memphis (2-0)

Only 15 turnovers in two games. Ball-handling will be tested in Thanksgiving Day matchup in the Bahamas with VCU.

11. Arizona (2-0)

With frontcourt starters measuring 7-0, 6-10, 6-7, dominated UTEP on the boards 35-15.

12. Missouri (3-0)

Each of their three opponents so far won 10 games last year. First test comes on Thanksgiving in Bahamas vs. Stanford (3-1).

13. Creighton (3-0)

First game away from home will be Friday in Las Vegas vs. Wisconsin.

14. UCLA (3-0)

How about this for a big-stage debut for Muhammad – tonight in Brooklyn vs. Georgetown in Legends Classic.

15. Michigan St. (2-1)

Appling rose in the clutch in win over Kansas.

16. Kansas (2-1)

Withey came up small (8 points, 7 rebounds) vs. Michigan State.

17. Gonzaga (3-0)

Mr. Big Stuff, 7-1, 305-pound freshman Karnowski from Poland has scored 48 points in 56 minutes.

18. UConn (4-0)

In Virgin Islands, Quinnipiac nearly broke UConn’s 68-game, 26-year winning streak against in-state schools, taking Huskies to 2 OTs.

19. Baylor (4-1)

Cold shooting (3-of-16 on 3-pointers) doomed Bears in loss to Colorado.

20. San Diego State (2-1)

Junior G Franklin (20.3 ppg, 10.7 rpg) doing everything for Aztecs.

21. Pittsburgh (4-0)

Play Michigan Wednesday in NIT Tip Off in New York.

22. UNLV (2-0)

Interesting game Friday with Oregon (3-0), which dominated Vanderbilt Friday.

23. Colorado (4-0)

Beating Baylor and Murray State in the Charleston Classic might get Colorado ranked for first time in seven years.

24. Oklahoma State (4-0)

Marcus Smart and Cowboys embarrassed over-rated N.C. State, 76-56, in the Puerto Rico Tip Off.

25. Bucknell (5-0)

Great start for Muscala and the Bison with wins at Purdue and over George Mason.

Kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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