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Tarheels remain second in AP Top 25

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NEW YORK - Wichita State is making its first appearance in The Associated Press' Top 25 since December sixth, 1983. The Shockers, who improved to 3-and-0 with yesterday's win over George Mason, check in at number 24.

Maryland, at 5-and-0, is this week's other newcomers, moving in at number 25. Undefeated Florida easily holds on to the top spot for a third straight week, with 66 first-place votes from the 72 member media panel.

North Carolina remains second after receiving the other six number-one votes.

Pittsburgh, Ohio State, UCLA and LSU all moved up one place from last week and are third through sixth. Wisconsin, Alabama and Duke each jumped two places to seventh through ninth, while Kansas dropped seven places to round out the Top Ten. Texas A-and-M moved up one place to eleventh and was followed by Memphis, Marquette, Georgetown, Arizona, Washington, Syracuse, Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Kentucky.

The last five ranked teams are Nevada, Tennessee, Boston College, Wichita State and Maryland.

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