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 width=Despite Denzel Valentine's injury and the Spartans' struggles against Oakland, Michigan State is still a nearly unanimous No. 1 team in the AP college basketball poll.

There was no movement among the first nine in the Top 25, as Kansas, Oklahoma, Maryland and Virginia, Xavier, North Carolina, Arizona and Butler stayed put.

The first change came at No. 10, where Kentucky was rewarded for its two-point win over Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats moved up two places, switching places with Providence. For its part in the heated rivalry game this weekend, Louisville only fell two places to No. 18.

George Washington dropped out after a surprising loss to DePaul. The Colonials were replaced by UCLA.

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 width=A light weekend of college basketball action, with many teams spending the holidays closer to home, resulted in only a few changes to the Coaches Top 25.

The biggest riser of the week was Utah, up five spots and back into the rankings at No. 22. South Carolina moved up three spots as one of the last undefeated teams in the country, and Butler (10-1) moved up two spots to No. 10.

On the other end of Coaches Poll movement, Louisville dropped three spots after losing a heartbreaker at Kentucky, down to No. 18, and Duke dropped two spots to No. 12.

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