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.