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Northwestern mens basketball receives two votes in Week 5 AP Poll

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After an undefeated week, Northwestern men's basketball (7-1) received two votes in the Week 5 AP Poll, the same as last week.

On Tuesday, the day after the Week 4 AP Poll was released, Northwestern went on the road and held up their end of the bargain in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, defeating Virginia Tech in thrilling fashion, 81-79 in overtime. Then, after a slow start, the Wildcats ran past overmatched SIU-Edwardsville by a score of 81-56. More importantly, however, the Wildcats got a great performance from Alex Olah after he had struggled to get established on the offense end during the first few weeks.

Here's the entire poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State (62) 9-0 1,617
2 Kansas (1) 6-1 1,442
3 North Carolina (2) 7-1 1,425
4 Iowa State 6-0 1,347
5 Kentucky 7-1 1,325
6 Maryland 7-1 1,299
7 Oklahoma 5-0 1,283
8 Duke 8-1 1,243
9 Villanova 7-0 1,230
10 Virginia 7-1 1,003
11 Purdue 8-0 997
12 Xavier 8-0 930
13 Arizona 7-1 811
14 West Virginia 7-0 615
15 Providence 8-1 548
16 Baylor 6-1 488
17 Miami (FL) 7-1 469
18 Butler 6-1 416
19 SMU 6-0 413
20 Gonzaga 5-2 399
21 Vanderbilt 6-2 377
22 Louisville 6-1 373
23 Cincinnati 8-1 331
24 Oregon 6-1 241
25 Utah 7-1 108
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1
Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18