The Georgetown Hoyas (7-1) ascended to No. 18 in the Associated Press' Top 25 men's basketball poll, they learned Monday, following a week in which they upset the No. 12 Alabama Crimson Tide, 57-55, on the road in Tuscaloosa; Hollis Thompson's three-pointer with less than two seconds to play sealed victory for the visitors. It's the first appearance in the Top 25 for Georgetown in 2011/12, having last appeared there at No. 22 on Mar. 7.
Georgetown's lone loss to date this season came against the Kansas Jayhawks, 67-63, in the Maui Invitational Tournament. Kansas was ranked No. 12 at the time and stands at No. 13 in Monday's poll.
The Kentucky Wildcats (8-0) and Ohio St. Buckeyes (8-0) retained their spots at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. The No. 3 Syracuse Orange, No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels, No. 5 Louisville Cardinals, and No. 6 Baylor Bears each moved up one spot as the Duke Blue Devils dropped from No. 3 to No. 7. The Xavier Musketeers, Connecticut Huskies, and Missouri Tigers round out the Top 10. Please visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball hub for complete 2012 NCAA basketball rankings.
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