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CU Men’s Hoops Team Ranked For First Time Since 1997

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Tad Boyle and the CU Buffs (credit: CBS)

Tad Boyle and the CU Buffs (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – The University of Colorado men’s basketball team has started off their season with a bang by winning their first four games, and now they’ve cracked into the Associated Press college basketball rankings for the first time in the mid-1990s.

Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 in The and Louisville is again a solid second. Then come the changes, with Kentucky dropping five spots to eighth.

The Hoosiers (3-0) receive 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.

Ohio State and Michigan both move up one place to third and fourth, while Duke, which beat Kentucky, jumps from ninth to fifth. Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona round out the Top Ten.

Oklahoma State, at No. 20, and Colorado, at 23, are the week’s newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Cowboys (4-0) were last ranked during the 2006-07 season.

Colorado was last in the Top 25 when the Buffaloes were ranked for the final eight polls of 1996-97.

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