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The Wildcats trailed by three at the half but hung 45 points on UC Irvine in the final 20 minutes to improve to 3-0 this season.
The Wildcats seemed unbeatable against Kansas. But expecting them to operate at that level consistently is silly, which is why the undefeated talk remains premature.
The 69-year-old coach has led SDSU to five straight NCAA Tournaments.
Duke, Arizona, Wisconsin and North Carolina are the schools also ranked in the top five. Wichita State is sixth after Tuesday's win over Memphis.
The Hurricanes are 2-0 thanks to Angel Rodrigues' 24 points in Monday night's win that snapped Florida's 33-game winning streak at home. Kentucky remains No. 1 heading into Tuesday night's game against No. 5 Kansas.
Cormac Gordon ranked N.C. State 12th this week. Still, the Wolfpack only received six votes in the AP poll, which is just about as confusing as Gordon's entire ballot.
Wade O'Connor worked for four years at Dayton with Frank Smith, who is now on the NCAA's enforcement staff.
The home of the Flyers beat Sioux Falls, S.D., which made a compelling bid. The First Four has been in Dayton since it launched in 2011.
Gary Parrish is back on regular schedule with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by his colleague, Matt Norlander. The two of them discuss the start of the college basketball season, and Gary tells a story about sticking a jalapeno in his eye.
The junior forward scored 30 points in a season-opening win over Minnesota.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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