NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke Holding Strong In AP Top 25 Poll, BC Gets Two Votes

Boston College (9-2) doubled its vote total in this week's AP Top 25 Poll, receiving two votes. Duke (10-0), Ohio State (10-0) and Kansas (10-0) grabbed the top three spots while Connecticut (8-0) and Syracuse (11-0) were fourth and fifth.

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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Boston College, Florida State, Virginia Tied For First In ACC

Boston College (9-2, 1-0 ACC) remains tied atop the ACC standings with Florida State (9-2, 1-0 ACC) and Virginia (8-3, 1-0 ACC), despite the fact that Duke (11-0) has the best overall record in the conference and the top ranking in both the AP Top 25 Poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Eagles played only once this week, defeating Bryant University 93-77 on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. Boston College is off until Wednesday when it hosts Bucknell at 7 p.m. EST.

As for Florida State, it defeated Stetson 97-63 on Wednesday and topped Loyola Marymount 74-63 on Saturday. Virginia had a solid week as well, defeating Oregon 63-48 on Friday and Norfolk State 50-49 on Monday.

The top-ranked Blue Devils have played once this week, crushing Elon 98-72 on Monday. Duke does not face its first ACC opponent until Sunday, January 2nd when it hosts Miami (FL).

Miami (7-3), North Carolina (7-4), Georgie Tech (6-4) , N.C. State (6-4) and Wake Forest (6-5) have all not yet faced an ACC opponent. Clemson (7-4, 0-1 ACC), Maryland (7-4, 0-1 ACC) and Virginia Tech (6-4, 0-1 ACC) are tenth, eleventh and twelfth in the ACC, having lost to ACC foes Florida State, Boston College and Virginia, respectively.

ACC Men's Basketball Standings:

  1. Boston College (9-2, 1-0 ACC)
  2. Florida State (9-2, 1-0 ACC)
  3. Virginia (8-3, 1-0 ACC)
  4. Duke (11-0)
  5. Miami (7-3)
  6. North Carolina (7-4)
  7. Georgia Tech (6-4)
  8. N.C. State (6-4)
  9. Wake Forest (6-5)
  10. Clemson (7-4, 0-1 ACC)
  11. Maryland (7-4, 0-1 ACC)
  12. Virginia Tech (6-4, 0-1 ACC)
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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke, Ohio State, Kansas Top ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

Duke (10-0) received all 31 first-place votes and 775 total points to remain the unanimous top choice in this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. Rounding out the top five were Ohio State (10-0; 743 points), Kansas (10-0; 709 points), Connecticut (8-0; 675 points) and Syracuse (11-0; 658 points).

No. 6 Pittsburgh (11-) jumped up two spots after defeating Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday. Kansas State (9-2) fell to No. 11 after being ranked sixth last week. Baylor (7-1) slipped to No. 15 from the ninth spot. Tennessee (7-2) had the biggest drop, falling from No. 7 to No. 18 this week with 214 total points.

Boston College received two votes in the AP Top 25 Poll but did not receive a vote in the coaches poll. Duke was once again the only ranked team from the ACC and was also the only team from the conference to receive any votes.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll:

  1. Duke (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (10-0)
  3. Kansas (10-0)
  4. Connecticut (8-0)
  5. Syracuse (11-0)
  6. Pittsburgh (11-1)
  7. San Diego State (12-0)
  8. Villanova (9-1)
  9. Georgetown (10-1)
  10. Missouri (10-1)
  11. Kansas State (9-2)
  12. Michigan State (8-3)
  13. Purdue (10-1)
  14. Kentucky (8-2)
  15. Baylor (7-1)
  16. Minnesota (10-1)
  17. Memphis (8-1)
  18. Tennessee (7-2)
  19. Florida (8-2)
  20. Notre Dame (10-1)
  21. Illinois (10-2)
  22. Texas (9-2)
  23. Brigham Young (10-1)
  24. Texas A&M (10-1)
  25. Louisville (9-1)
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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Duke Holding Strong In AP Top 25 Poll

Duke (10-0) stayed put at the very top of the AP Top 25 Poll for the sixth straight week, receiving 1,624 votes and 64 first-place votes. Ohio State (10-0) received one first place votes and was ranked second with 1,551 votes while Kansas (10-0) was third with 709 points. 

Connecticut (8-0) and Syracuse (11-0) rounded out the top five, receiving 1,408 votes and 1,295 votes, respectively.

Boston College (9-2, 1-0 ACC), which received one vote in last week's AP Top 25 poll, collected two votes this week. The Eagles played only once this week, defeating Bryant University 93-77 on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.

While the Blue Devils were the only ranked ACC team once again, two other schools from the conference received votes. North Carolina (7-4) received ten votes while Boston College double its vote total from last week with two.

Pittsburgh (11-1) jumped from No. 8 in the standings to No. 6 with 1,270 votes. Tennessee (7-2) fell from No. 7 to No. 19 with 411 votes following losses to Oakland (Michigan) and Charlotte this week.

Baylor (7-1) dropped from the ninth spot to the 15th spot with 684 votes and UCF (10-0) made the Top 25 for this first time this season, coming in at No. 24 with 258 votes. The complete AP Top 25 Poll is listed below.

AP TOP 25 POLL:

  1. Duke (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (10-0)
  3. Kansas (10-0)
  4. Connecticut (8-0)
  5. Syracuse (11-0)
  6. Pittsburgh (11-1)
  7. San Diego State (12-0)
  8. Villanova (9-1)
  9. Missouri (10-1)
  10. Georgetown (10-1)
  11. Kansas State (9-2)
  12. Michigan State (8-3)
  13. Kentucky (8-2)
  14. Purdue (10-1)
  15. Baylor (7-1)
  16. Memphis (8-1)
  17. Minnesota (10-1)
  18. Texas (9-2)
  19. Tennessee (7-2)
  20. Florida (8-2)
  21. Illinois (10-2)
  22. Notre Dame (10-1)
  23. Brigham Young (10-1)
  24. UCF (10-0)
  25. Texas A&M (10-1)
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