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Breaking down this week's Associated Press college basketball poll:
As the buzzer sounded and his Michigan State teammates raced onto the court to celebrate, Gary Harris held his index finger aloft. No doubt about who's No. 1. For now, at least.
If the Champions Classic is any indication of what's in store for the rest of the season in college hoops, it's going to be a fun year. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle were as good as advertised, if not better, and Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and Kansas all showed the makings of Final Four teams.
Every year, Tom Izzo subjects his Michigan State team to a non-conference schedule only a masochist could love.
The Wildcats, who finished last season with an NIT opening-round loss at Robert Morris, received 27 first-place votes and 1,546 points from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan State was a close second.
Freshman phenom Jabari Parker went coast-to-coast with rebounds, Rodney Hood slashed to the rim and Andre Dawkins knocked down 3-pointers.
The only thing threatening to keep Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari from driving the (fast) lane before Saturday night's NASCAR race was rain.
Rain kept Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari from driving the (fast) lane before Saturday night's NASCAR race.
Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick, and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade in a surprising start to an unsettled NBA draft.