NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Tops ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, Duke Falls To No. 5

Ohio State (18-0) topped this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, receiving 28 first-place votes and 772 total points. Kansas (17-0) was ranked second and received one first-place votes while Syracuse (18-0) ranked third and also received one first-place votes.

Duke (16-1), which was upset by unranked Florida State on Wednesday, fell to No. 5 in this week's poll after topping both the AP Top 25 and Coaches polls for the first nine weeks. Pittsburgh (17-1) was ranked fourth.

Boston College (13-5) was once again unranked in the coaches poll, as well as this week's AP Top 25 Poll.

San Diego State (19-0), which boasts the best record in the coaches poll, was ranked sixth. Villanova (16-1), Connecticut (14-2), Brigham Young (17-1) and Texas A&M (16-1) round out the top ten.

Purdue (15-3), which was ranked eighth last week, came in at No. 13 this week. Notre Dame (14-4) fell from No. 11 last week to No. 16 this week.

St. Mary's of California (16-2) joined the coaches poll for the first time this year, coming in at No. 21. Arizona (15-3) was ranked 25th after being unranked last week.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Ohio State (18-0; 28 first-place votes)
  2. Kansas (17-0; 1 first-place vote)
  3. Syracuse (18-0; 1 first-place vote)
  4. Pittsburgh (17-1)
  5. Duke (16-1)
  6. San Diego State (19-0)
  7. Villanova (16-1)
  8. Connecticut (14-2)
  9. Brigham Young (17-1)
  10. Texas A&M (16-1)
  11. Texas (14-3)
  12. Kentucky (14-3)
  13. Purdue (15-3)
  14. Missouri (15-3)
  15. Louisville (14-3)
  16. Notre Dame (14-4)
  17. Wisconsin (13-4)
  18. Michigan State (12-5)
  19. Minnesota (14-4)
  20. Washington (13-4)
  21. Saint Mary's, CA (16-2)
  22. Illinois (13-5)
  23. Georgetown (13-5)
  24. Kansas State (13-5)
  25. Arizona (15-3)
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 54, Georgia 52, Temple 44, Cincinnati 42, Gonzaga 39, Utah State 24, Colorado 23, UCF 18, UNLV 8, Vanderbilt 8, Baylor 8, Missouri State 8, Florida 8, Wichita State 8, Florida State 4, Southern Miss 3, Butler 3, James Madison 2, Memphis 1, Belmont 1

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