The Associated Press Top 25 Poll for the week of Dec. 5 is live, and once again, there's a shakeup in the top five. The Kentucky Wildcats took over first place in the poll with an 8-0 record, and the Ohio State Buckeyes moved into second place. The preseason favorite, the North Carolina Tar Heels, found themselves down at fifth after losing to UNLV. They received close to a unanimous vote for first place before the 2011-12 college basketball season began. Now, the first two teams remain in their spots, Syracuse moves into thirds after Duke was beat big time by Ohio State and North Carolina moves up as a result of that, though they also lost to No. 1 Kentucky.
For the Michigan Wolverines, this week sees them fall quite a few spots. After losing to Virginia on Nov. 29, the Wolverines fell to No. 20 on the rankings with a 6-2 record. Next, they'll take on Oakland on Dec. 10, after beating Iowa St. 76-66 in their most recent outing.
Michigan State also received votes, and has 135 points, 56 points out of the top 25.