College Basketball rankings: Indiana, Kentucky top USA Today poll

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Three SEC and four ACC teams highlight the Top 25. Georgia also received votes.

The ACC and SEC placed a total of seven teams in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll on Wednesday. It is the first poll of the season. The Indiana Hoosiers were ranked No. 1.

On the SEC side, defending national champion Kentucky checked in at No. 2, Florida Gators came in at No. 10 and conference newcomer Missouri came in at No. 16. Traditional ACC powers Duke and North Carolina were ranked eighth and 12th, respectively. Defending ACC champion Florida State is tied at No. 24 with Texas. The highest-ranked ACC team was North Carolina State, which came in at No. 6.

The Georgia Bulldogs weren't ranked in this initial poll but did receive two votes. Georgia finished 15-17 last season. Of the ranked SEC teams, Georgia will play Florida twice this season, but will only face Kentucky and Missouri once apiece. The Bulldogs will also face Indiana as part of the Legends Classic on November 19.

The entire USA Today poll is as follows:

Rank School (first-place votes) 2011-12 record Points Last year's final ranking
1 Indiana (21) 27-9 761 13
2 Louisville (5) 30-10 738 4
3 Kentucky (5) 38-2 718 1
4 Ohio State 31-8 617 3
5 Michigan 24-10 605 22
6
North Carolina State 24-13 581 20
7 Kansas 32-7 563 2
8 Duke 27-7 516 14
9 Syracuse 34-3 502 5
10 Florida 26-11 422 9
11 Arizona 23-12 411 NR
12 North Carolina 32-6 401 6
13 UCLA 19-14 396 NR
14 Michigan State 29-8 391 7
15 Creighton 29-6 325 21
16 Memphis 26-9 307 NR
17 Missouri 30-5 289 11
18 Baylor 30-8 266 8
19
UNLV 26-9 203 NR
20 San Diego State 26-8 196 NR
21 Wisconsin 26-10 191 12
22 Gonzaga 26-7 166 NR
23 Notre Dame 22-12 122 NR
24 (tie) Florida State 25-10 61 15
24 (tie) Texas 20-14 61 NR

Others receiving votes: St. Louis (26-8) 58; Virginia Commonwealth (29-7) 40; Cincinnati (26-11) 33; Murray State (31-2) 30; Kansas State (22-11) 13; Saint Mary's (27-6) 11; New Mexico (28-7) 10; Tennessee (19-15) 10; Minnesota (23-15) 9; Pittsburgh (22-17) 9; Marquette (27-8) 8; Stanford (26-11) 7; Butler (22-15) 6; Oklahoma State (15-18) 6; Colorado State (20-12) 4; Middle Tennessee (27-7) 3; Drexel (29-7) 2; Georgia (15-17) 2; Miami (Fla.) (20-13) 2; St. Joseph's (20-14) 2; Marshall (21-14) 1

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