LEXINGTON, Ky. Kentucky coach John Calipari's latest group of talented freshmen may have gotten a needed wake-up call Monday the defending champs fell out of the Associated Press' Top 25 college basketball poll.
The Wildcats (4-3) opened the season ranked No. 3, dropped to No. 8 and after back-to-back losses to unranked Notre Dame and Baylor, their 61-poll run ended. The stretch included 11 weeks at No. 1 under Calipari.
Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in the weekly poll.
The Hoosiers (8-0) received 45 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, two fewer than last week. Duke (8-0) for the second straight week had the other first-place votes. Syracuse was fourth, followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga.
No. 4 Syracuse 84, Eastern Michigan 48 in Syracuse, N.Y. Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, and freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks as the Orange rolled over the Eagles (5-2).
Syracuse (6-0) has won 48 straight nonconference games and boosted its home winning streak to 26 games.
No. 17 San Diego State 74, Texas South- ern 62 in San Diego Jamaal Franklin had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Chase Tapley (Sacramento High School) scored 16 points to lead the Aztecs (6-1) over the Tigers (1-7).
DeShawn Stephens added 13 points, and Dwayne Polee had 10 for San Diego State, which won its sixth straight game.
No. 2 Connecticut, 63, No. 9 Maryland 48 in Hartford, Conn. Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart 13 to lead the Huskies (7-0) over the Terrapins (4-2) in the Jimmy V Classic.
Kelly Faris added eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists for UConn. She helped hold Maryland All-American Alyssa Thomas to just six points.
No. 23 Miami, 68, Alcorn State 53 in Coral Gables, Fla. Suriya McGuire scored a career-high 13 points, and Stefanie Yderstrom added 10 to help the Hurricanes (6-1) rally and pull away from the Braves (0-6).
AP poll Stanford remains No. 1 in the poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.
The Cardinal had 22 first-place votes, and UConn had 17. Baylor received the other one.
Duke and Notre Dame are fourth and fifth, respectively. The Irish are followed by Georgia, Kentucky and Louisville.
Penn State fell four spots to 10th after losing to Miami. The Hurricanes re-entered the poll at No. 23. Florida State also came into the Top 25 at No. 24.