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Orange edge Kentucky for top attendance

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Syracuse is the attendance leader in men's basketball, edging Kentucky for the second straight year.

The NCAA said Monday that Syracuse averaged 23,854 fans per game last season, just ahead of Kentucky's 23,572. Louisville, at 21,386, was the only other school to draw better than 20,000 a game.

The Division I attendance total of more than 27.4 million was down slightly from a year ago but the ninth-highest in history. The NCAA Tournament attendance of 739,798 was the third-highest ever.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Kansas27-9
4 Wisconsin36-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Duke35-4
7 Virginia30-4
8 Gonzaga35-3
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Baylor24-10
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